Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after his outburst against the umpires during his sides’ thrilling last-ball win over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Thursday.
There was confusion over a no-ball in the last over of Match 25 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. Ben Stokes delivered a high full toss and while the umpire Ulhas Gandhe signaled a no-ball, Bruce Oxenford at square leg said it was a legal delivery.
CSK batsmen Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner immediately got into an argument with the umpires while Dhoni charged onto the field and got involved in a heated argument with the match officials.
Santner hit the last ball for a six to secure a thrilling victory and MS Dhoni was named man-of-the-match for his gritty 43-ball 58.
Soon after the match, an IPL press release stated that Dhoni has been admitted to breaching the tournament’s Code of Conduct.
“MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.”
“Mr Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the IPL statement read.