CSK MS Dhoni is facing the heat for his conduct during the just-concluded clash against SRH. The match ended with a controversial note with umpire Paul Reiffel surprisingly not calling a delivery wide although it was over the tramline.
The incident took place in the 19th over of SRH’s chase when the match was finely poised.
SRH had scored three from the first ball of the 19th over when they needed 27 runs from the last two overs.
The first ball of the over was hit for a two by Rashid Khan before Shardul Thakur bowled a wide.
The following delivery looked like a wide too but Reiffel did not call it. At first, it looked like he would call it a wide as he had his hands half out.
However, he changed his mind at the last moment after seeing an angry MS Dhoni protesting and decided against calling it a wide.
MS Dhoni was indeed acting in an animated manner and it did play a part in the umpire’s decision.
MS Dhoni might be happy with the result but the fans are not at all happy with his conduct in the match.
Soon after the game ended, the fans took to Twitter to slam him for the way he acted in the 19th over that made the umpire change his mind.
Some fans even went as far as saying that MS Dhoni bullied the umpire.