IPL 2019: MS Dhoni Stepping On To The Pitch Is Not Right – Jos Buttler
Despite the match being a thriller, it was MS Dhoni’s walk into the middle, which has become the headliner across the globe. The former cricketers across the world and the analysts expressed their opinions out on the disturbing scene. Meanwhile, the latest to join the bandwagon is Rajasthan Royals’ opener, Jos Buttler.
It was in the final over of the game when the incident took place. 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 Meanwhile, the other umpire in the field also withdrawn from calling it a no-ball.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, who spotted the error, walked to the middle of the ground to argue with the umpires alongside the batsmen Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner.
Tensions are running high – Jos Buttler
Speaking of the moment, Jos Buttler quoted that it was the time when everyone is tensed in their places. He feels those things makes a way and that ”no-ball” call was a big moment. Despite that, he believes that walking into the pitch isn’t a right call from MS Dhoni.
“I was fielding at the boundary so I am not sure what had actually happened. I am not sure if that was the right thing to do,” Buttler said at the post-match conference. Obviously, tensions are running high in the IPL and every run counts and it was probably a big moment in the game, but whether stepping onto the pitch is quite right – I’d say, probably not.”
It is a tough loss to take:
Further, speaking of the loss, Jos Buttler quoted that it was the tough loss to take, as they were pretty much in the winning stage. He also highlighted that they were in a similar situation for quite a few times in the tournament so far, where they should have ended on the winning side.
“It (the loss) is a tough one to take, getting in a position to win the game but not being able to get over the line. The boys will be very disappointed but that has been the story of our season so far,” Buttler said.
Well, as Jos Buttler said, it was a tough loss for the team to take down. As far as MS Dhoni’s act is concerned, he is already fined half of his match fees for it. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals would like to get their second win in the tournament when they face Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium.
From now on, Rajasthan Royals can’t afford to lose any game if they want to seal the playoff berth comfortably without any issues of Net-Run-Rate. So far, they won only 1 game out of their six matches.
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