Srinagar: Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has alleged that CSK skipper MS Dhoni has been influencing umpires and using time wasting techniques as he led his side to win against Gujarat Titans on Tuesday in IPL 2023 Playoffs at Chennai.
In the CSKvsGT qualifier 1, there was controversial incident involving CSK skipper MS Dhoni.
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has now slammed the officials for laughing with CSK players rather than taking strict action against the four-time IPL champs.
lCSK won the match by 15 runs defeating Gujarat at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
During the match, there was an incident which saw Dhoni and CSK caught attention from the likes of Sunil Gavaskar who was not impressed with the antics of the CSK.
Bradd Hogg has agreed with Gavaskar and took to Twitter to express his discontent.
“Dhoni using his presence to full effect, luring the umpires into a 4 minute discussion causing time to run out for Pathirana to bowl after an extended break off the field. Umpires laughing over the incident rather than taking control of the situation is not good enough. #CSKvsGT,” not impressed former Australia cricketer Bradd Hogg Tweeted.
As it happned, ahead of the last couple of overs of the second innings, CSK players were seen engaging in a discussion with the umpires. Matheesha Pathirana was due to bowl but since he had been off the field, he was not eligible to bowl unless he spent some time on the pitch. Thus, to ensure that the Sri Lankan pacer got enough time, CSK players led by their skipper were seen trying to slow down play.