Ex-umpire Daryl Harper slams MS Dhoni for losing time to permit Matheesha Pathirana to bowl towards GT

New Delhi: MS Dhoni’s lengthy dialogue on-field umpired within the Qualifier 1 towards Gujarat Titans invited loads of criticism within the cricket fraternity. A uncommon event the place the CSK skipper allegedly didn’t uphold the spirit of the sport and ex-ICC umpire Daryl Harper slammed Dhoni for his act. He referred to as Dhoni’s act ‘disrespectful’ and ‘disappointing’.

Influence Participant Matheesha Pathirana was given the ball to bowl the sixteenth over within the recreation, however the umpires didn’t permit it. As per the regulation, a participant who leaves the sector for any cause for greater than eight minutes must be on the sector for a similar length to be allowed to bowl. Pathirana needed to be on the sector for about 4 extra minutes however Dhoni went on to debate the matter with the umpires and it led to the bowler being on the sector for the required time and bowling the over.

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Speaking to Mid Day, Daryl Harper mentioned that Dhoni wasted time permitting his most well-liked bowling choice to bowl the sixteenth over. He mentioned that his concern was the dearth of respect in the direction of the spirit of cricket and for the instructions of the umpires. He added that there have been different bowling however the captain ignored them.

Making a giant assertion, the previous umpire taunted that some individuals are greater than the regulation or the spirit of the sport. He added that it was disappointing to see that some folks go to any lengths to win.

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Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar, who was on-air, additionally criticised Dhoni’s ways and mentioned that one ought to settle for the umpire’s choices.

Within the recreation, CSK scored 172 after Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 60 off 44 and Devon Conway hit 40(34). In reply, GT may solely put up 157 runs and CSK grew to become the primary group to be by way of to the finals of IPL 2023.


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