IPL 2019: Michael Vaughan Slams MS Dhoni For Outburst In Jaipur
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has given his own take on the incident involving MS Dhoni that took place during the last over of the game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Friday. The ever-calm MS Dhoni showed an absolutely unusual and never-seen-before facet of his personality when he marched onto the field to confront the umpires after a howler. The fate of the game was hanging by a thread when Ben Stokes came to bowl the final over.
Riding on fifties from MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu, Super Kings had recovered from 24 for 4 to bring the chase on track. The final over started with Super Kings needing 18 runs while chasing 152. The over started in the best possible manner for the Super Kings with Ravindra Jadeja somehow managing to hit Ben Stokes for a six. The next two balls went for four runs before Stokes castled MS Dhoni. The drama unfolded soon when on the fourth delivery the main umpire signalled a no ball and then all of a sudden backed out. It led to wild scenes as MS Dhoni stormed onto the pitch to vent his anger. The Super Kings skipper was absolutely furious as the umpires tried to bring the matter under control. Fortunately, the matter came under control and Dhoni walked off.
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The game then finished on a perfect note for the defending champions as Mitchell Santner hit a six on the final ball to pull off a spectacular win for his team.
However, Dhoni has been receiving the flak from all over for his conduct. And Michael Clarke has now joined the bandwagon too. The cricketer-turned-commentator slammed the incident while calling it a ‘no-no’
“The skipper coming from the dugout onto the pitch…cannot happen,” Michael Vaughan told Cricbuzz. “I know he’s MS Dhoni, I know he can do what he wants in this country. But you’re not allowed to leave the dugout as a skipper and point your finger at the umpire out in the middle.
“Sorry, that is a no-no. You cannot be sending out that message, you can’t be setting that example as captain. Sometimes things don’t go your way, you go sit in that dugout and give it a little bit of that.
“But you can’t storm on the pitch. I know MS you’re a legend but you can’t storm on the pitch,” he added.
Meanwhile, Dhoni was charged for breaching IPL’s code of conduct. The Super Kings skipper, who registered his 100th win in the IPL as captain, admitted to the level 2 offence. He was fined 50% of his match-fees for the incident.