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IPL 2023: Former ICC Umpire slams CSK skipper MS Dhoni for mocking Spirit of Cricket



Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has been criticized by former Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) umpire Daryl Harper for not respecting the spirit of the sport throughout Indian Premier League (IPL 2023 ) Qualifier 1 towards Gujarat Titans (GT) on Tuesday (Might 23) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. 

The incident occurred at the start of the 16th over of the GT’ chase. CSK have been comfortably cruising in direction of a win after getting the Titans six down for 102 runs. At the moment the equation was 71 runs to win in 30 balls. Dhoni needed to finish the sport there itself for GT and therefore determined to deliver again Matheesha Pathirana into the assault. However the umpires didn’t allow Dhoni to take action.

CSK seamer Pathirana was out of the sector for a couple of minutes and therefore was not allowed to right away come to bowl after returning to the sector. In keeping with the principles, any participant who’s been off the sector for over eight minutes has to spend the identical period of time on the sector earlier than coming in to bowl.

After that, Dhoni and another CSK gamers have been concerned in a heated dialogue with the on-field umpires, which lasted greater than 4 minutes, thus giving Pathirana an opportunity to begin the sixteenth over.

The followers have quickly forgotten the incident as soon as CSK efficiently defended the goal towards the present title holders. And with that they managed to entered into their tenth IPL closing. However former ICC umpire Harper remembers it vividly as he launched a ferocious assault on the CSK captain, accusing him of deliberating and losing time. Harper implicated that the CSK captain wasted time on function to tick the clock in order that Pathirana may bowl the total quota of his overs.

Talking to Mid-day, Harper stated “After all MS Dhoni wasted time to permit his most well-liked bowling choice to ship the very important sixteenth over. That’s the one conclusion that I can draw from that disappointing spectacle. The difficulty for me is the shortage of respect proven for the Spirit of cricket and for the instructions of the umpires. There have been different choices for the captain however they have been ignored.”

“Perhaps, some persons are greater than the legislation or on this case, the spirit of cricket. It’s at all times disappointing to see the lengths that some folks will go to in an effort to win.” added Harper.

Not the primary time a brawl has taken place between a world-champion skipper from India and an Australian- based mostly umpire. An incident on related strains occurred in 2011 through the India tour of the West Indies for the Check sequence when the then-Indian captain criticized the umpiring within the sequence, and even then, Harper confronted Dhoni.

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