There was absolute chaos in Jaipur last night in the game between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni had stormed from the dugout and onto the field to show his displeasure to the umpires.
In the last over when CSK needed 8 runs from 3 balls, Ben Stokes delivered a slower full toss. It turned out to be pretty high and the main umpire gave it a no-ball. The two batsmen in the middle Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja scampered for a couple. They should have had a free hit next ball but the umpire reversed the no-ball decision.
It didn’t go down well with MS Dhoni as he marched onto the field. He pointed his finger towards the umpire saying that he had signaled a no-ball. There was a miscommunication between the 2 on-field umpires that led to the argument. After a long debate amongst Dhoni, umpires and RR players, it was concluded that the game would go on without the ball being a no-ball.
MS Dhoni has been fined 50 percent of his match fees
The CSK captain has been penalized for his actions. He has been fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct. Dhoni had later admitted to the offence.
“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. Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offense 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” said a media release from IPL.
Article 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct refers to actions that are contrary to the spirit of the game. The 50% fine charged on the CSK skipper is the minimum sanction for a Level 2 offense for the first time.
After the incident, CSK needed 6 runs from 2 balls. Santner got 2 runs off the next ball and Stokes delivered a wide after that. With 3 required off the last ball, Santner struck a six over long-on to bring his side home.