MS Dhoni should have been banned for 2 matches over umpiring outburst: Virender Sehwag


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first_imgVirender Sehwag said MS Dhoni got away lightly after he lashed out at the umpires over a no-ball controversy during Chennai Super Kings’ thrilling last-ball win over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.MS Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after he stormed onto the pitch and got involved in a fierce argument with the match officials.Sehwag said the match referee should have banned MS Dhoni for one or two matches and set an example for other captains and players after Dhoni’s furious outburst. Sehwag was worried this incident could devalue the importance of an umpire in the middle of a match.During the last over of the match, Ben Stokes had delivered a high full toss and Ulhas Gandhe, the umpire standing at the bowler’s end signaled a no-ball for height. However, square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford felt it was a legal delivery and Gandhe had to retract his decision.The two CSK batsmen in the middle – Ravindra Jadeja and Mitchell Santner – protested immediately and asked what the confusion was about.MS Dhoni was fuming near the team dugout and he walked out to the field and asked Oxenford what went wrong. Ben Stokes and a few of the Royals players tried to calm Dhoni down but the CSK captain was furious.Virender Sehwag said he had never seen MS Dhoni so angry as an India captain and added he had become too emotional for Chennai Super Kings. Sehwag.”Had he been so angry for the Indian team, I would have been happy. Maybe he is that stage where he will retire in a year but we have never seen Dhoni getting angry FOR the the Indian team,” Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz.advertisement”Maybe he has become too emotinal for Chennai Super Kings, I don’t think he should have gone to the ground. The two batsmen at the pitch were asking the umpires what happened with that no-ball signal.”I think MS Dhoni got away lightly. They could have banned him for one or two matches. Now if this has happened, tomorrow some other captain might also storm onto the field and question the umpires. Then what will be the importance of an umpire?”I think he got away lighly. They should have banned him for one or two matches and and the match referee should have set an example,” Sehwag said.Virender Sehwag is the second high-profile from the Indian cricket fraternity after Bishan Bedi to voice strong opinions against MS Dhoni’s behaviour at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.”If any player or captain storms onto the field like that, what’s the value of an umpire. Mistakes can happen. It’s not like MS Dhoni has never made any mistakes but no one questioned him. Umpires never went to Dhoni and asked him why he made a mistake.”Umpires can also make mistakes. They are also human. Had he stayed out of the field and spoken to the fourth umpire or communicated through a walkie-talkie, that would have been better. It would not have looked so bad. It looked so bad because he went onto the field,” Sehwag said.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni’s on-field outburst at umpires: Everyone is humanAlso Read | MS Dhoni lucky to get away with small fine: Sanjay Manjrekar on IPL 2019 no-ball rowAlso Read | Unlike Captain Cool: MS Dhoni slammed for confronting umpire after no-ball controversylast_img

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