Recently we witnessed captain cool express his displeasure when umpire Paul Reifall almost called a wide in the 19th over. We will now look at a few more incidents when Dhoni was unhappy with the umpire’s decision.
India vs. Australia, Commonwealth Series, Brisbane:
During a challenging tour of Australia, MS Dhoni appealed for the stumping of Mike Hussey of Suresh Raina’s bowling.
The third umpire took his time to make his decision, as it was a very close call.
The third umpire then made his decision, announcing on the big screen that it was out.
Following the decision, Mike Hussey began walking off and was called back by Billy Bowden, who told Hussey that the wrong button was pressed.
Dhoni was not impressed with what happened and was then seen in a heated exchange with the umpires.
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IPL 2020 vs. RR:
In the 18th over of Rajasthan’s innings, Tom Curran was given out caught behind.
The ball had brushed the thigh pad, and Tom Curran was disappointed as he didn’t have a review to take.
The Umpires then had a chat and went upstairs at their discretion, which didn’t go down well with Dhoni.
Dhoni was then asking the umpires why they went upstairs when no reviews were left and was left disappointed.
IPL 2019 vs. RR:
The Chennai Super Kings needed 18 runs in the last over to win a game against the Royals.
Ben Stokes, bowling the final over, dismissed MS Dhoni when eight runs were needed off three balls.
Stokes then bowled a full toss to Santner, which led to confusion on whether a no-ball was called or not. The confusion was because the umpire signaled the no-ball while the square leg umpire said it was not a no-ball.
The confusion led to Dhoni storming onto the field in anger. After a heated exchange, the umpire’s decision stood with no no-ball being called.
Chennai eventually won the game, but the Dhoni coming onto the field will always be remembered.
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IPL 2020 vs. SRH:
Chasing 168, Sunrisers needed 25 runs in 11 deliveries to win the match.
Shardul Thakur, who has been excellent in the death, was bowling the 19th over.
He bowled a full and wide delivery, which went beyond the tramline despite going under Rashid Khan’s bat.
Paul Reiffel was about to call it a wide but then saw Dhoni’s protest. Dhoni had signaled that the batsman moved across, which prompted Reiffel to change his mind.
This incident left both the batsman and captain David Warner visibly angry.
CSK ended up winning the match comfortably by twenty runs.