"He was certainly fired up about the way the decision was handled and why it was overturned. and he wanted to get it clarified at a key moment".
After the match, which Chennai won by four wickets, Dhoni had admitted of breaching the Level 2 offence under Article 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. Following his dismissal, RR's Ben Stokes bowled a high-full toss delivery to Mitchell Santner that was above the waist. While umpire Ulhas Gandhe instantly gave a no-ball, after consultation with square-leg umpire Bruce Oxenford the shocker of event happened. 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.
Dhoni, who was dismissed in the previous delivery, lost his bearing at the incident and walked into the field of play and took the umpire head-on.
"Our understanding was that the umpire at the bowler's end had called the no ball and then there was confusion around whether it was a no ball or not". I know it's MS Dhoni and he can do anything in this country but you are not allowed to leave the dug out and go and point a finger at the umpire. But, I think, it'll be a discussion for the umpires afterwards and I am a watcher as you guys are, for now.
The rights and wrongs will be discussed by everybody, including Mahi, I'm sure.
Photo Credit: Getty Images."I know there's pressure from owners and big money involved in the IPL but I've been very disappointed with the two incidents involving the skippers of there respective teams in Ashwin and MS".
Following a lot of drama and suspense around two no-balls and a wide, Mitchell Santner smashed the last ball for a six to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for CSK.
In the match, Chennai defeated Rajasthan to regain top spot on the points table. The first ball went for a sixer, and second, went for a no ball.
This win added another feather to the illustrious career of Dhoni for it was his 100th IPL win as captain. Chennai will next take on Kolkata Knight Riders on April 14.