'Ban This Franchise': Fans Slam MS Dhoni For 'Bullying' Umpire During SRH Clash

‘Ban This Franchise’: Fans Slam MS Dhoni For ‘Bullying’ Umpire During SRH Clash

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings MS Dhoni is facing the heat for his conduct during the just-concluded clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The game ended on a controversial note with umpire Paul Reiffel surprisingly not calling a delivery wide although it was over the tramline.

The incident took place in the 19th over of SRH’s chase when the match was finely poised. After collecting 19 runs from the 18th over, SRH had scored three from the first ball of the 19th over when they needed 27 runs from the last two overs. The first ball of the over was hit for a two by Rashid Khan before Shardul Thakur bowled a wide.

MS Dhoni, Paul Reiffel
Paul Reiffel didn’t call this delivery wide (Credits: Hotstar)

The following delivery looked like a wide too but Reiffel did not call it. At first, it looked like he would call it a wide as he had his hands half out. However, he changed his mind at the last moment after seeing an angry MS Dhoni protesting and decided against calling it a wide. MS Dhoni was indeed acting in an animated manner and it did play a part in the umpire’s decision.

But in the end, CSK won the game comfortably. The three-time champions beat SRH by 20 runs to get back to winning ways and end their two-match losing streak. The win was CSK’s third of the season. With three wins from eight games, they are currently at sixth spot.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)

Batting first, they posted 167 for 6 in the allotted 20 overs. Shane Watson top-scored for them with 42 while Ambati Rayudu scored 41. In reply, SRH finished their innings on 147 for 8. Kane Williamson scored a fighting fifty but lack of support from the other end meant his knock went in vain.

Fans furious with MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni might be happy with the result but the fans are not at all happy with his conduct in the match. Soon after the game ended, the fans took to Twitter to slam him for the way he acted in the 19th over that made the umpire change his mind. Some fans even went as far as saying that MS Dhoni bullied the umpire.

Here are some of the reactions:


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