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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is known as captain cool. Dhoni is rarely seen fighting with the umpires and getting angry with the players. But criticism is coming for the way Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings acted in the match on Tuesday. Dhoni was impatient at one stage.
Batting first in the Qualifier-1 match, Chennai Super Kings scored 172/7 runs in the allotted overs. After starting the second innings, Gujarat needed 71 runs in the last 5 overs (30 balls) to win. 4 wickets in hand. Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan at the crease.
In this sequence, Dhoni gave the ball to Matisha Padhirana. But Padhirana left the field for 9 minutes after bowling the first over. He came straight from the dugout and prepared to bowl the 16th over (2nd over in his quota). The umpire did not agree to this. The umpire said that he would give permission to bowl only after being on the field for 9 minutes. There are still three overs to go. Dhoni, who wanted to bowl with him, wasted his time for about 4-5 minutes. With this, Padhrana was on the ground for 9 minutes. Netizens are criticizing that Mahendra Singh Dhoni intentionally stopped for four minutes and bowled too hard.
It is being questioned whether the umpires would have done this if there had been another captain in Dhoni’s place. Netizens are criticizing Dhoni’s behavior as unreasonable.
Chennai entered the final after winning Qualifier-1 against Gujarat by 15 runs. Gujarat could not reach the target of 173 runs set by Chennai in this match.
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