Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings

Dhoni was furious with a controversial call in the last over. Pic IPLMore

Dhoni was furious with a controversial call in the last over. Pic IPLMore

On Thursday, during an IPL game between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai, Dhoni walked into the field and protested against the umpire's decision against a no-ball when his team was 18 runs away from victory in the last over.

After recovering from a bout of flu that made him miss KKR's tie against Delhi Capitals, Chris Lynn made instant impact at the top of the order.

Earlier on Sunday, Chennai Super Kings consolidated their position at the top of the table after securing a last-over win against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.

Then came the no-ball controversy, Santner scurried back for two after toe-ending a full toss from Stokes into the legside, but Dhoni was incensed that the no-ball and a free hit were not awarded.

Lynn was caught at deep square leg by Shardul Thakur while substitute Dhruv Shorey took an excellent catch at long on.

The statement released by the IPL said, "Mr Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction".

"This is not a good look for the game", Vaughan tweeted. MSD's action was condemned by several former cricketers like Michael Vaughan and Michael Slater.

Sunil Narine has been gaining more popularity as an opening batsman rather than his more recognized talent as a mystery spinner, while the KKR bowling group as a whole has also been criticized for having taken the least number of wickets this VIVO IPL season.

"I am not sure if that's the right thing to do", Buttler said.

Chennai captain Dhoni was so furious that he stormed into the middle and started pointing fingers at the the umpires, briefly disrupting proceedings. The first ball went for a sixer, and second, went for a no ball.

Former Australia pacer Shaun Tait also lashed out at Dhoni.

"But at the end of the day, I don't think it really matters whether you bet 4, 5 or 6, I think he's going to be a great asset to the team".

Following the episode, Dhoni has been docked 50 percent of his match fees for a Code of Conduct breach.

In the game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians on March 28, S. Ravi failed to call a no-ball off Lasith Malinga in the final over of the RCB innings.

There were some who predicted what would have happened if it was Virat Kohli instead.


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