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MS Dhoni gets into trouble with the umpires despite leading CSK to record 10th IPL final; Know why

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Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reached a record 10th IPL final.  But during the first qualifier, he got into a heated dispute with the umpires, and that got him in some hot water.

MS Dhoni-led In the IPL 2023 qualifiers, Chennai Super Kings prevailed against Gujarat Titans by a score of 15 runs to earn a spot in the championship game. While they were attempting to chase the target, the team from Gujarat ended up losing this match. Dhoni decided to hand over the bat to Mathisha Pathirana of Sri Lanka for the 16th over of the innings at a point in the game when it appeared like an interesting development was about to take place.

However, the field umpires were against it since he had been off the ground for a considerable amount of time. Dhoni, being such an experienced player, must have been aware of the regulations; yet, he fought with the umpires in order to waste time and to disrupt the rhythm of the set batters. This subject was also brought up in a significant amount of conversation on various social media platforms.

Now, Darryl Harper, a member of the ICC Elite Panel and a former Australian umpire, has provided his statement about this matter. Harper stated that Dhoni did not respect the integrity of the game by his actions. Reports from a variety of sources are spreading the information about his comments. He made it quite evident that Dhoni had zero respect for the umpire’s judgment and for the principles of sportsmanship.

He had a lot of opportunities, but his goal was to kill time, so he chose this one. This is the only lesson I can learn from such a regrettable occurrence, and I will leave it at that. This season of the Indian Premier League has seen a number of players get penalties, but Dhoni has not been subject to any disciplinary measures as of yet.

The important statements made by Darryl Harper did not end here; rather, they continued after this point. In addition, Harper, who is 71 years old, stated that certain individuals are exempt from the legislation. It is quite upsetting to witness people who will do everything in order to succeed.

Some athletes receive a higher rank than others, regardless of their level of sportsmanship. On social media, this comment made by a former Australian umpire has exploded in popularity like wildfire. On the other hand, neither Dhoni nor the management of the CSK squad has commented on this matter as of yet.

In Qualifier 1, CSK, headed by MS Dhoni, prevailed against Gujarat Titans by a score of 15 runs. This match took place at Chepauk, and the result was that Chennai earned a trip to the straight final. Earlier on in the competition, CSK’s showing in the league stage was also quite impressive. The squad ended in second place in the standings with 17 points, having earned 8 victories from of a possible 14 matches, suffering 5 defeats, and having one match end in a draw.

This season, the Chennai squad ended 9th in the points table, but this time Dhoni once again grabbed the lead and led the club to a record 12th consecutive appearance in the playoffs, and the team reached a record 10 consecutive appearances in the finals.

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