Jaipur, Apr 12: Chennai skipper MS Dhoni has been fined 50 per cent of his match fees after he charged onto the field to confront the umpires for not giving no-ball in the last over of CSK's chase against RR at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Thursday night.
'MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur,' an official IPL statement said. 'Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,' statement added.
Dhoni with Rayudu scored a match-winning half-century as Chennai Super Kings outclassed Rajasthan Royals by four wickets. After Dhoni and Rayudu's dismissal, Mitchell Santner smashed Ben Stokes for a maximum off the final ball to help CSK seal a last-ball thriller. With eight needed off the last three balls and new man Mitchell Santner on strike, Stokes bowled a full toss. Umpire Ulhas Gandhe signalled a no-ball for height, only for his square-leg colleague Bruce Oxenford to overrule him.
That led to heated arguments in the middle, with batsmen Ravindra Jadeja and Santner getting involved. Dhoni also marched onto the field and got involved in an argument with the umpires. However, the delivery remained as legal one, but Super Kings clinched a thrilling win, with Santner hitting a six off the last ball. UNI