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IPL 2019 | ‘Clearly out of line’: Former cricketers react to MS Dhoni’s confrontation with umpires

Former cricketers such as Sanjay Manjrekar and Michael Vaughan tweeted that MS Dhoni shouldn’t have stormed into the pitch.

cricket Updated: Apr 12, 2019 18:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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File image of MS Dhoni.(PTI)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni notched his 100th win as a captain in the Indian Premier League on Thursday after helping Chennai Super Kings pull off a thrilling chase amid dramatic scenes in the final over.

Dhoni top-scored with 58 off 43 deliveries as Chennai chased down their target of 152 with number eight Mitchell Santner hitting a last-ball six against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. The visitors won by four wickets.

But the emotionally-charged encounter witnessed Dhoni losing his cool as he argued an umpiring call in the 20th over after storming on to the field.

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Dhoni was bowled by England all-rounder Ben Stokes from the third ball of the final over to leave Chennai needing eight runs off the last three deliveries.

New man Santner then faced a full toss from Stokes that seemed above waist height and the umpire stuck out his hand to signal a no-ball that was over-ruled by his officiating partner at square leg.

An angry Dhoni walked out of the dugout to get into a heated exchange with the umpires as Stokes tried to pacify the supposed ‘captain cool’.

Santner, though, kept his nerves amid the commotion to hit Stokes’ last ball for a six over long-on to help Dhoni become the only captain with 100 wins, from 166 IPL games.

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Former cricketers such as Sanjay Manjrekar and Michael Vaughan tweeted that MS Dhoni shouldn’t have stormed into the pitch. A few fans reacted to the incident as well.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Apr 12, 2019 11:03 IST