The match referee has reprimanded MS Dhoni for breaching IPL Code of Conduct during his team Rising Pune Supergiant’s match against Mumbai Indians on Thursday.
No fine has been imposed after Dhoni admitted to the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.1). However, there has been no official confirmation on why he got the reprimand. (IPL 2017: Full coverage)
It has been learnt that the reason could be when Dhoni jokingly signalled for a DRS after Imran Tahir wrapped Kieron Pollard on the pads and the umpire turning down the appeal. The commentators had a good laugh about it, but the match referee didn’t find it funny.
As per Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding. The Pune franchise won the game by seven wickets with captain Steven Smith smashing an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls.