MS Dhoni Arguing With Umpires Probably Not Right, Says Jos Buttler

Written by N Krishnamurthy

MS Dhoni created a controversy when he, upset with a no-ball decision going against his team Chennai Super Kings during their match with Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur, marched onto the playing field to argue the case with the umpires, a move that has not been taken well by some former and current players.

Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler, who was on the field when the incident happened, said that Dhoni was “probably not right” in stepping on to the field to contest the issue. Dhoni lost his cool and rushed into the field of play to confront umpire Ulhas Gandhe after he reversed what initially looked like a no-ball call by him. Later, Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for the incident.

“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.”

Rajasthan Royals suffered their fifth loss of the season, after being in a commanding position against the Chennai Super Kings, a situation they have regularly faced this season.


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