MS Dhoni punished for his behavior

MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching the Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur in Indian Premier League(IPL) 2019 .

A no-ball decision that was overturned by square-leg umpire Bruce Oxenford drew an angry reaction from Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni, who walked into the playing arena to seek clarification from the two standing umpires during the tense finish to the game against Rajasthan Royals.

Courtesy: IPL

The drama led to confusion among the players. Dhoni, who appeared agitated at the sidelines, joined the confrontation on the field and was seen animatedly gesticulating to the umpires.

Article 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct refers to actions that are contrary to the spirit of the game. The 50% fine levied on Dhoni is the minimum sanction for a Level 2 offence for the first time. While Mr Cool captain, Dhoni admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction.

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