CSK recently picked a 15-run win over the reigning champions, Gujarat Titans on Tuesday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and secured a spot in the Final.
During the match, it was noted that MS Dhoni was in an animated argument with the match umpires during the game. The incident occurred in the 15th over of the second innings, as Matheesha Pathirana, who came in to bowl the over, was deemed ineligible as he had been off the field for a while.
However, as Dhoni engaged in an animated discussion with the umpire, the time limit had passed, and Pathirana was then allowed to bowl the over.
Brad Hogg comments on MS Dhoni
Reflecting upon the same, former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg came forward to opine that the umpires laughing at the incident rather than solving it was not good enough.
“Dhoni using his presence to full effect, luring the umpires into a 4-minute discussion, causing time to run out for Pathirana to bowl after an extended break off the field. Umpires laughing over the incident rather than taking control of the situation is not good enough,” Brad Hogg tweeted.
Dhoni using his presence to full effect, luring the umpires into a 4 minute discussion causing time to run out for Pathirana to bowl after an extended break off the field. Umpires laughing over the incident rather than taking control of the situation is not good enough. #CSKvsGT
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) May 24, 2023
CSK’s innings was led by Ruturaj Gaikwad scoring 60 runs en route to a 173-run target for Gujarat. The Titans couldn’t match up, getting bowled out with 157 runs on the board with Shubman Gill as their biggest contributor, adding 42 runs.
This will be Chennai’s 10th appearance in the IPL Finals and was their first win against the Gujarat Titans since the franchise’s inception in the 2022 season. MS Dhoni’s impressive record as a captain in the IPL has further improved by him taking Chennai to their 10th Finals. He currently has four titles to his name and has moved one step closer to winning his fifth.