‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni fined 4 confronting IPL umpires #Captain_CoolApril 13, 2019
Cricket – India v Australia – India Team’s Practice Session – Indore, India – September 23, 2017 – India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni bowls in the nets.
Hailed as ‘Captain Cool’ during his trophy-laden years as India skipper, an unusually fired-up Dhoni stepped onto the field to remonstrate with umpire over a contentious no-ball call in a dramatic final over against Rajasthan Royals.
“MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching the Indian Premier League’s Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur,” the league said in a statement.
The no ball was eventually deemed a legal delivery but Chennai, needing four runs off the last ball, managed to win with a last-ball six from Mitchell Santner.
“MS was after some clarity and it didn’t seem to be coming so he took the opportunity to go out and discuss it with the umpires.
The rights and wrongs will be discussed by everybody,” Chennai head coach Stephen Fleming told reporters.
“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.”
“But whether stepping on to the pitch is right, no, probably not.”
Former England captain Michael Vaughan was more outspoken in his criticism of Dhoni.