MS Dhoni had a scuffle with the umpire (PC: iplt20)
New Delhi. MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have entered the final of IPL 2023. In the first qualifier, Chennai defeated Gujarat Titans by 15 runs. Batting first, Chennai scored 172 runs for 7 wickets. In response to the target of 173 runs, Gujarat got all out for 157 runs in 20 overs. The hero of the victory was Rituraj Gaikwad, who scored 60 off 44 balls. Even 5 minutes played a big role in Chennai’s victory. The match had become very close by the death overs, but if Dhoni had not wasted 5 minutes without any fear, the match could have gone out of Chennai’s hands.
Dhoni did what he had decided to win Chennai, even if he had to fight with the umpire. In fact, the game was stopped for 5 minutes before the 16th over. The delay was due to a conversation between Dhoni and the square leg umpire. The 16th over was to be bowled by Mathisha Pathirana, but the umpires were not allowing him to bowl this over, as he had gone out of the ground for some time and according to the rules, Pathirana could bowl his second over only after he had taken the field. But you have completed your scheduled time.
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took a break of 9 minutes
Pathirana was on a 9-minute break after his first over and after returning did not spend enough time on the field to get a chance to bowl again. Dhoni kept arguing with the umpires for about 5 minutes. If he wanted, he could have bowled with any other bowler, but he wanted to get the 16th over from Pathirana. In such a situation, he took 5 minutes while talking to the umpire. Looking at his conversation with the umpire, it seemed that he might be waiting for Pathirana to bowl instead of giving the over to another bowler.
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— Somnath Chakraborty (@Somnath44333169) May 23, 2023
The match was stopped for about 5 minutes. After this, Pathirana got permission to bowl the 16th over. However, there was a ruckus after this. The commentators even say that when the game was delayed why the clock was not stopped. On the other hand, Dhoni also followed his strategy and got the 16th, 18th and 20th overs done by Pathirana. Pathirana also did not let him be proved wrong. Even though he gave away 13 runs in the 16th over, he dismissed Vijay Shankar in the 18th over. Even in the last over, he took 1 wicket for 11 runs.
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