IPL 2019: MS Dhoni fined after fierce on-field argument with umpires

MS Dhoni has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after his outburst against the umpires during Chennai Super Kings’ thrilling last-ball win over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur Thursday night.

There was confusion over a no-ball in the last over of a tense match in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Ben Stokes delivered a high full toss and while the umpire signaled a no-ball, Bruce Oxenford at square let, said it was a legal delivery.

On-field batsmen Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner immediately got into an argument with the umpires while MS Dhoni charged onto the field and got involved in a heated argument with the match officials.

Santner hit the last ball for a six to secure a thrilling victory and MS Dhoni was named man-of-the-match for his gritty fifty. He appeared to struggle and even received on-field medical attention during his knock.

Soon after the match, an IPL press release said Dhoni had admitted to breaching the tournament’s Code of Conduct.

“MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.”

“Mr Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the release said.

Surprisingly, Murali Karthik did not ask MS Dhoni any questions on his outburst during the post-match presentation ceremony.

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