The Indian Premier League (IPL) is no short of a drama and we witnessed one during the thrilling clash between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. MS Dhoni lost his cool after n umpiring howler during the last over of the run chase.
Meanwhile, Chennai banked on a 95-run partnership between MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu to script an epic comeback after striving at 24 for four at the end of the powerplays. Although Rayudu and Dhoni both departed after their individual half-centuries, but Ravindra Jadeja and Micthell Santner ensured they start their away tour with a win. However, an IPL game is not complete without controversy, and we got to witness the most unexpected thing – MS Dhoni losing his cool in the cricket field.
It was the fourth delivery of the last over from Ben Stokes. It was an above waist full toss delivery to Mitchell Santner and the umpire signalled it as a no ball. The buzzers went out at the venue, indicating a no-ball, but the leg-umpire, Bruce Oxenford said he never signalled for it. Amidst the growing exchange, MS Dhoni stepped onto the field looking absolutely furious. He was pointing at the straight umpire, probably suggesting that he called for a no-ball.
It was a slower full toss, which appeared to be above the waist and Santner clubbed it wide of long-on for a couple. And then all hell broke loose, with MS Dhoni losing his cool and storming onto the field. He had some heated exchange with the umpires but, at the end of it, it’ll stay as a legitimate delivery.
Meanwhile, it didn’t matter at the end as Mitchell Santner powered a massive six to script an emphatic win for his side.
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Previously, a last over resurgence from Shreyas Gopal helped Rajasthan Royals finish with the momentum. He smacked 18 runs off the last over from Shardul Thakur to post 151 runs at the end of 20 overs. Chennai Super Kings dominated the middle stage after a flying start from Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane. Ben Stokes played a patient knock of 28 runs before Gopal finished things on a high.