IPL 2019: It was not ‘Halla Bol’ but ‘Dhoni, Dhoni’ chants that ruled the roost at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday. A particular incident during the game once again highlighted the fact that Dhoni rules the hearts of Indian fans. A Royals fan changed into the yellow CSK jersey once Dhoni walked into bat at SMS. The fan was initially cheering for the Royals and hence it is surprising how he quickly changes colours. Dhoni was the star for CSK on the night as he smashed a timely 43-ball 58 to help his side gun down 151.
Here is the video of what happened:
Meanwhile, CSK won the match by three wickets off the last ball to cement their position at the top of the points table. CSK were in a spot of bother at 24/4 chasing 151 to win. It was a 95-run partnership between Rayudu and Dhoni that saw CSK to safety.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni received a lot of flak for his on-field argument with umpires following a no-ball flip-flop during an IPL match against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. nRevered for his ‘captain cool’ demeanor, Dhoni uncharacteristically lost his cool and rushed out of the dugout to challenge umpire Ulhas Gandhe who called a no-ball before retracting his decision during the last over of a tense chase on Thursday night.
While Dhoni was let off with a 50 percent fine on his match fee, former England captain Michael Vaughan, ex-Australian opener Mark Waugh, former India cricketers Aakash Chopra and Hemang Badani criticised the CSK skipper for his conduct. Vaughan was livid with Dhoni, saying he was setting a wrong example as a captain.