Initially, it looked as if umpire Ulhas Gandhe was about to signal no-ball only to decide otherwise as it is the duty of the leg umpire to signal the waist-high No-ball.
Chennai Super Kings captain Dhoni escaped a ban and was let off with a 50 per cent fine on his match fee for an unprecedented confrontation with the umpires during the IPL encounter against Rajasthan Royals here Thursday.
Chennai beat Rajasthan Royals in a last-ball thriller but controversy erupted on the fourth ball of the final over when paceman Ben Stokes bowled a full toss to new batsman Mitchell Santner.More news: Xbox Game Pass adds Monster Hunter World & more in April
A miffed Dhoni entered the field of play, which certainly isn't allowed as per rule, and confronted the umpire head-on. In fact, in this edition of IPL, Kohli reportedly lashed out at match referee after Bangalore's match against Mumbai Indians (MI) over a wrong no-ball call. In fact, he was seen constantly saying that Gandhe did call it a no-ball before the decision was overturned. I know there's pressure from owners and big money involved in the IPL but I've been very disappointed with the 2 incidents involving the skippers of there respective teams in Ashwin and MS. But, I think, it'll be a discussion for the umpires afterwards and I am a watcher as you guys are, for now.
"I am not sure if that was the right thing to do".
Santner kept his cool though and took two from the next ball to leave himself needing four to win from the last. The first ball went for a sixer, and second, went for a no ball.More news: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Exits Facebook Board Of Directors
The victory sends the Super Kings to the top of the IPL table, with six wins from seven matches while the Royals are languishing in seventh spot with a solitary victory from six attempts.
As Dhoni continued to draw flack from many, Fleming has said that the CSK skipper only wanted some clarity on the issue and that is why he rushed on to the field. Chennai will next take on Kolkata Knight Riders on April 14.More news: Police fire shots after Ukraine ambassador's auto rammed in London