India veteran MS Dhoni, on Thursday, left the cricketing global in surprise as he took an remarkable step of strolling onto the sphere to protest towards an umpiring resolution.
The incident happened within the ultimate over of an IPL 2019 conflict between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
Dhoni stormed onto the sphere after the on-field umpires didn’t award CSK a no-ball with 3 balls closing. RR all-rounder Ben Stokes bowled a supply gave the impression to be above the waist with Ulhas Gandhe, status on the striker’s finish, elevating his arm, handiest to be overruled via sq. leg umpire Bruce Oxenford.
Whilst Ravindra Jadeja protested towards the verdict, a livid Dhoni walked onto the sphere to confront the 2 umpires. On the other hand, in spite of all his efforts, the verdict stood.
Right here’s how the cricketing global reacted to the incident:
Former Australian celebrity Michael Slater, who was once commentating the fit for Fox Sports activities, couldn’t imagine his eyes as Stokes additionally engaged within the dialogue with Dhoni.
“I will’t say I’ve observed this (earlier than),” Slater mentioned. “You’ll by no means see a captain hurricane out onto the sphere to have a dialogue with the umpires. Incredible.”
Additionally, his then-teammate Mark Waugh on Twitter wrote: “I do know there’s force from house owners and large cash concerned within the IPL however I’ve been very upset with the two incidents involving the skippers of there respective groups in Ashwin and MS. No longer a excellent have a look at all.”
This isn’t a excellent search for the sport … No position at interested by a Captain to hurricane onto the pitch from the Dugout … !! #IPL
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 11, 2019
A number of the firsts for me in nowadays’s sport was once the sight of Dhoni strolling out onto the bottom. As @MichaelVaughan mentioned on #CricbuzzLIVE it’s one thing he’s going to realise he don’t have completed.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 11, 2019
Umpiring requirements were lovely low on this #IPL and that was once a no-ball given and reversed. Sufficient to really feel crossed and miffed. However the opposition captain has no proper to stroll out at the pitch after being disregarded. Dhoni set a incorrect precedent this night. #RRvCSK #IPL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 11, 2019
The umpire is definitely inside of his proper to overturn a No-Ball or any resolution at the area for that subject. Shocked with how Dhoni treated it. It was once so not like Captain Cool #RRvCSK
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 11, 2019
Former Indian wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta was once essential of Dhoni, telling ESPN Cricinfo: “That’s now not on.
“He’s were given each proper to move and phone the fourth umpire, he’s were given each proper to talk to the fit referee … however strolling in whilst the sport is on (is incorrect).
“Simply because you are feeling you’ve been wronged you’ll be able to’t cross and do issues which aren’t accepted.”
Ex-Aussie rapid bowler Shaun Tait additionally gave Dhoni a whack. “You don’t stroll onto the sphere. It’s now not village cricket or under-10s cricket — that is the IPL,” Tait mentioned.
“You’re a participant. I feel Dhoni occasionally forgets he’s a participant. You’re now not an reputable, you’re a participant, you’ll be able to’t keep an eye on the officers.
“It was once a in point of fact unusual glance.”
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