Fans Slam Poor Decision After MS Dhoni's Controversial Dismissal

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Fans Slam Poor Decision After MS Dhoni’s Controversial Dismissal 

Fans Slam Poor Decision After MS Dhoni’s Controversial Dismissal

MS Dhoni has made a sweet-bitter start to 2019 as far as his batting is concerned. The former India skipper was under immense to deliver when he came to Australia for the ongoing ODI series. The veteran batsman has been facing criticism for under-performing with the bat in recent times. Dhoni could not deliver as per expectation on the tour of England last tour, facing the heat for consuming too many deliveries in the middle.

His miseries continued in the Asia Cup too. He started the competition with a duck against Hong Kong. It was followed by knocks of 33, 8 and 36. He also struggled to get going in the ongoing series against Windies. The selectors then sprung a huge surprise by dropping him for the T20I series against Windies and Australia, hinting that they are ready to take the big call. However, they recently recalled him for the T20I series against New Zealand while also naming him in the ODI squad.

MS Dhoni (Credits: Getty)

And Dhoni could not have asked for a worse situation to come out to bat. Chasing 289, India were off to a disastrous start in Sydney. Pacers Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson ran riot early on to reduce India to 4 for 3, dismissing Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu cheaply.

Dhoni and Rohit Sharma then steadied the ship. With too much pressure on them, they did not go for the shots at all and just relied on occasional boundaries. However, as the innings progressed the two opened their arms and reached their consecutive fifties. But their 137-run stand ended in a disappointing manner when umpire Michael Gough gave a wrong decision.

Behrendorff’s delivery had pitched outside leg before pinning Dhoni on the pad. The bowler and the fielders went up in unison and the umpires raised hi finger immediately. But replays later showed that the ball had pitched well outside leg. However, Dhoni could not review the decision as Ambati Rayudu had already wasted one. Consequently, Dhoni had no option but to walk back after scoring a patient 51.

And as soon as Dhoni was dismissed, the fans took to Twitter to slam the decision. Here are some of the reactions:

https://twitter.com/Msdian_Milan7/status/1084017491112689664

https://twitter.com/prabhuneel1/status/1084014325113573377

 

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