IPL 2019: Most Immature Protest By MS Dhoni - Bishan Singh Bedi
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IPL 2019: Most Immature Protest By MS Dhoni – Bishan Singh Bedi

MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
Photo b: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Yet another former legendary cricketer makes his voice on the Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s outburst on the umpire, which took place in the game against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The former cricketer called MS Dhoni’s actions were pretty immature.

In the 20th over of the game, Ben Stokes bowled a waist-high full toss, which was declared ”No-ball” by the straight umpire. In between, the leg-umpire Bruce Oxenford hesitated to adjudge it the same. Meanwhile, the other umpire in the field also withdrawn from calling it a no-ball.

In between, Mahendra Singh Dhoni spotted the error. He walked to the middle of the ground to argue with the umpires. During the course, the batsmen Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner were also involved in the heated argument.

Bishen Singh Bedi, MS Dhoni
Bishan Singh Bedi (Picture Source – Reuters)

50% Fine Is A Kid-Gloving For MS Dhoni – Bishan Singh Bedi

Tweeting on the same issue, the former spinner quoted that it was pretty immature stuff from the most successful skipper in the world cricket. He even lashed out at the officials, who handed 50% of match fees fine for MS Dhoni.

Bishan Singh Bedi feels that 50% of the match fees are just like a kid-gloving for MS Dhoni. He called for a harder punishment such that it wouldn’t repeat again.

MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (Credits – IPL)

Dhoni was charged under 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 levied on Dhoni is the minimum sanction for a Level 2 offence for the first time.  Dhoni accepted the charges as well.

Digging into his tweet, it read ”Am aghast with media calls on Dhoni’s invasion on the field as a most immature protest against Umpires last night…puzzles me no end why sport scribes are petrified. Or honest expression against erring established stars…why even authorities are shamelessly timid-50% fine is kid-gloving MSD.”

Well, it would be interesting whether the officials of the Indian Premier League considers Bishan Singh Bedi. They might take a strict action of the cricketers, who cross their line on the field. As far as the Chennai franchise is concerned, they are currently placed first in the points table.

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