MS Dhoni scared the umpire for a wide ball call?
The IPL 2020 clash between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium saw a tense moment in the 19th over when Shardul Thakur bowled a wide yorker outside off. Umpire Paul Reiffel was ready to signal a wide but MS Dhoni's anger and stare forced him to change the decision. This is not the first time that MS Dhoni has had a confrontation with umpires in IPL.
The clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) saw the latter winning by 20 runs in the IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Chennai kept their #10YearChallenge of replicating their 2010 campaign alive. While it was a needed win for CSK, there was a moment in the match that got netizens questioning the umpire and MS Dhoni. In the 19th over, Shardul Thakur bowled another yorker outside the tramline. Umpire Paul Reiffel was about to stretch his arms wide, but Dhoni was spotted getting angry and staring at him.
The umpire did not give it a wide and now netizens are questioning this decision. The controversial decision might not have played a big part in the outcome of the match but it does raise questions on how MS Dhoni’s ‘intimidatory’ tactics against the umpire have come out to the fore again in IPL. The result saw Chennai Super Kings go to sixth spot in the points table and they will be hoping to sustain their momentum as they bid for the play-off spot. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, have suffered yet another loss and it puts them in danger of not qualifying for the knockouts as the race for the top four spots intensifies.