MS Dhoni did his will.(IPL Photo)
New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings defeated the defending champions Gujarat Titans in Qualifier-1 played on 23 May and directly made it to the finals. But something had happened in this match that Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had stopped the match on his own free will. After this Dhoni has come under the target of critics. Now former Australia umpire Darrell Harper has also criticized Dhoni and accused him of not respecting the spirit of the game.
Dhoni wanted to bowl Mathisa Patirana in the 16th over during the Gujarat innings but according to the rules, he could not bowl as he was out of the ground for some time. The same amount of time has to be spent on the field before doing so. When Mathisa came to bowl, according to the rule, he had to stay for about four and a half minutes more. In such a situation, Dhoni spent so much time talking to his teammates and umpires on the field and then got Mathisa to bowl.
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Dhoni did not respect
Dhoni’s move has been criticized by many people. Harper’s name has also been included in these. Harper has said that Dhoni definitely wasted time to bowl to his favorite bowler. Harper said the problem for him was not showing sportsmanship and respect for the umpires. Harper said that the captain had many other options but he was ignored.
Dhoni held on to discuss with the umpire just to ensure that Pathirana would bowl that over, despite knowing that it would result in a slow over rate. This has to be one of the mastermind moment in the game of cricket #CSKvsGT #msd #Dhoni #MSDhoni𓃵 #pathirana #CSK pic.twitter.com/5iFBZqA2XJ
— asviranjith (@asviranjith1605) May 23, 2023
‘Some people grow bigger than the game’
Meanwhile, Harper said a big thing. He said that some people are bigger than the game and they can do anything to win. Harper said that some people are bigger than the rules of the game. Harper said it is disheartening to see that some people can go to any extent to win.
Batting first in this match, Chennai scored 172 runs losing seven wickets in 20 overs. Rituraj Gaikwad played an inning of 60 runs for Chennai. Apart from him, Devon Conway scored 40 runs. The Chennai team was successful in stopping a strong team like Gujarat. This team, adorned with one to one batsmen, was bundled out for just 157 runs. For him, opener Shubman Gill scored the maximum 42 runs.
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