IPL 2019: It was a crucial stage of the final when MS Dhoni was controversially run-out. This is just the second time Dhoni has been run-out in the last couple of years in IPL and co-incidentally on both occasions he was run-out on May 12. It was an overthrow, of which Dhoni was trying to steal a single and he was unhappy with himself for doing something like this in a final. It was a short ball which Watson got the glove on the pull shot, he hit it to Malinga’s left and Slinga fired an overthrow at the bowler’s end. The ball went only as far as mid-off, but Dhoni tried it take on the fielder but Kishan hit the bullseye and ignited the stumps. This was a very tough decision to make. One angle showed Dhoni was on the line, but there was another angle which reckoned Dhoni may have just sneaked in. Thoughts of the benefit of the doubt going to the batsman circled, but Llong took a long time. Saw various different angles and pressed the red button.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the runout:
Earlier, Deepak Chahar (3/26) and Imran Tahir (2/23) starred with the ball as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) restricted Mumbai Indians (MI) to 149/8 in 20 overs in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday, even as Kieron Pollard hit an unbeaten cameo (41* off 25) down the order.