X

Monday 22
July

Cricket

MS Dhoni gets match fee halved

12th April 2019, 12:32 by Nick Harris

MS Dhoni has been fined half his match fee after he stormed onto the pitch to contest an umpire call in the IPL.

In the latest controversy in this season's IPL, Dhoni has been widely criticised for his actions after Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals in a last-ball thriller.

Tempers flared after the fourth ball of the final over when England all-rounder Ben Stokes sent down a full toss to new batsman Mitchell Santner.

Indian umpire Ulhas Gandhe signalled a no-ball for height, only for his square-leg colleague Bruce Oxenford to overrule and Dhoni, who had been bowled by Stokes on the previous delivery, ran out of the dugout to argue with the officials.

Santner had the last laugh smashing the final Stokes delivery for six to win the match but opposition batsman Jos Buttler thinks Dhoni was out of line.

"I am not sure if that's the right thing to do," Buttler said.

"Obviously tensions are running high in the IPL and every run counts. It was a big moment in the game but whether stepping onto the pitch is quite right, probably not."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

More Cricket

Cricket

Gale feels for injured all-rounder

21st July 2019, 13:59

Andrew Gale says Yorkshire will assess all-rounder Matthew Fisher for a shoulder injury sustained against Derbyshire.

Cricket

Wood not giving up on Ashes dreams

21st July 2019, 12:33

England fast bowler Mark Wood says he is still hopeful of recovering from injury in time to play in the Ashes.

Cricket

Anderson expects to be ready for Ashes

20th July 2019, 16:45

James Anderson believes he will be fit for England's opening Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston next month.

Cricket

Dhoni not retiring but missing Windies tour

20th July 2019, 12:39

India officials says MS Dhoni will miss the upcoming West Indies tour due to military engagements but is not retiring.

Cricket

Morgan wants time to think about England future

19th July 2019, 16:12

World Cup-winning hero Eoin Morgan says he will take some time to decide if he will stay on as England's white-ball captain.

Cricket

Zimbabwe hit with ICC suspension

19th July 2019, 07:18

Zimbabwe have been suspended by the ICC for failing to ensure there is no government interference in the sport's running.

Recent Sport Headlines

Manchester United

Reds turn down PSG Pogba swap offer

22nd July 2019, 05:32

Manchester United have rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain to swap Neymar for Reds midfielder Paul Pogba, reports claim.

Liverpool

10-man Sevilla beat Liverpool

22nd July 2019, 05:16

Jurgen Klopp refused to be downbeat after watching his Liverpool side lose 2-1 against Sevilla at Fenway Park on Sunday.

Liverpool

Reds boss reveals Mane return date

22nd July 2019, 04:50

Jurgen Klopp says Sadio Mane will only link up with the rest of the Liverpool squad after the Community Shield clash next month.

Chelsea

Chelsea duo linked with Swansea

22nd July 2019, 04:50

Chelsea duo Jake Clarke-Salter and Kasey Palmer are set to head out on loan with Swansea keen to do a double deal.

Arsenal

Real ace on Gunners radar

22nd July 2019, 04:49

Arsenal hope to snap up Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos before the transfer window closes, reports have claimed.

Newcastle United

Magpies target Deepdale ace

22nd July 2019, 03:54

Preston North End defender Ben Davies is said to be a target for Newcastle boss Steve Bruce as he lines up his first signing.

Bournemouth

Cherries cash in on striker

22nd July 2019, 03:42

Lys Mousset has finally completed his move to Sheffield United, boosting Bournemouth's coffers by £10million in the process.

Juventus

Juve boss cool after Spurs loss

22nd July 2019, 03:27

Maurizio Sarri refused to be downbeat after watching his Juventus side lose 3-2 to Tottenham in the International Champions Cup.