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'Captain Cool' MS Dhoni loses cool, social media lashes out at his behavior

MS Dhoni Angrily Confronted The Umpires During The Final Over Of The Clash Between Rajasthan Royals And Chennai Super Kings At The Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 12 Apr 2019, 12:04:32 PM
MS Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match fee for his outburst in the game against Rajasthan Royals. (Image credit: Twitter)


  • MS Dhoni became the first captain to win 100 games in IPL.
  • Chennai Super Kings are on top of the table in IPL 2019.
  • MS Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match-fee for the outburst.

New Delhi:

The final over of the match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh stadium witnessed controversy with MS Dhoni being at the center of a storm. In the fourth ball of the innings, controversy erupted. Stokes bowled a slow, full toss which seemed over the waist and Mitchell Santner whacked it to wide long on for a couple. Initially, umpire Ulhas Gandhe raised the arm to signal a no-ball for height and the buzzers at the ground went off. However, the square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford over-ruled it. This infuriated Dhoni who charged onto the playing field and protested the decision. Dhoni pointed out that umpire Gandhe had raised the arm and it should be a no-ball but umpire Oxenford stated that he did not signal a no-ball. A heated argument ensued and few of the Rajasthan Royals players got involved.

Play was held up for some time but Chennai Super Kings managed to get over the line when Santner clubbed a six off the last ball as they won the game by four wickets off the last ball. While MS Dhoni became the first captain to win 100 matches in the IPL, the focus was on the way how Dhoni behaved. The criticism was also levelled at host broadcaster Star Sports and Murali Kartik for not asking tough questions. It seemed he was game about answering the tough questions. Kartik posed all banal questions when it seemed Dhoni was ready to answer questions. "You again took the game deep?" asked Karthik and Dhoni wittily replied: "By being there at the end do you mean having a conversation with the umpires?" There were no follow-up questions after that.

Here is a sample of some of the tweets which criticised Dhoni and the host broadcaster.

In a statement released by the IPL, it said, “Dhoni was fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur. Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.” Chennai Super Kings will next take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday while Rajasthan Royals will square off against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium on Saturday. Dhoni’s side is currently on top of the table while Rajasthan Royals are still second from bottom.

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First Published : 12 Apr 2019, 11:55:45 AM