RCB players didn’t have the decency to shake MS Dhoni’s hand: Vaughan

Written by Toshi Pawar

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has questioned the RCB players for not shaking hands with MS Dhoni after winning the high-voltage IPL 2024 against CSK on Saturday night. A video that went viral on social media late Saturday night shows a dejected MS Dhoni walking off the field without shaking hands with the Royal Challengers players after the Super Kings’ heartbreaking exit from IPL 2024. “If there was ever a time for a group of players to show awareness, we don’t know, if that was MS Dhoni’s last game and those players have run around the ground doing handstands when all they need to do is wait, ‘the legend’s over there. We have to just go and shake his hand,” Vaughan said while speaking to Cricbuzz after the match.

Vaughan criticized the RCB players for their “indecency” in keeping Dhoni waiting, which led to him quietly disappearing into the CSK dressing room. Vaughan blasted the RCB players for their lack of awareness and reminded them that they would regret their indecent behavior if they later realized this was Dhoni’s final IPL appearance. “You shake hands and then do your cartwheels and stuff. I wouldn’t want to be an RCB player waking up tomorrow morning thinking MS Dhoni has just announced his retirement and we didn’t have the decency to go and shake his hand first,” Vaughan added.

RCB continued their fairytale comeback with a 27-run victory at the Chinnaswamy. Their sixth consecutive win was a remarkable achievement that propelled them from the bottom of the table to the playoffs. Their winning streak included thrilling matches against top-ranked teams, during which they demonstrated exceptional batting and bowling performances. Following the thrilling last-over win, in which CSK needed 11 runs from the final five balls to advance to the knockout stage, RCB players burst into wild celebrations in front of their home ground. They were amazed at how they survived the thriller and became the final team to qualify for the playoffs.

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