The incident occurred on Tuesday when Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings pacer Shardul Thakur bowled exterior the off stump of Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Rashid Khan.
Umpire Reiffel, who performed 35 Checks for Australia earlier than retiring, appeared to start out the sign for a large — each arms outstretched at shoulder top — when Dhoni started protesting.
Reiffel then appeared to vary his thoughts halfway by the sign and the ball went down as authentic within the essential penultimate over of Hyderabad’s unsuccessful chase of 168.
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— ✨💫 (@Kourageous__) 1602611345000
Commentator Ian Bishop, a former West Indian worldwide, mentioned on ESPNcricinfo that Reiffel had erred.
“He began calling it a large, he seemed up, noticed Dhoni and he modified his thoughts,” Bishop mentioned.
“I’m somebody who’s sympathetic to the umpires as a result of it’s a tough job, however tonight I’ll say that Reiffel made a mistake.”
Hyderabad captain David Warner additionally appeared visibly sad from the dugout of the Dubai stadium within the United Arab Emirates.
The match noticed Chennai bounce again from two losses to win by 20 runs and draw degree with Hyderabad on six factors within the eight-team desk.
However Dhoni’s motion didn’t go down nicely on social media.
“Such a mockery of sport, pathetic! Dhoni retains bullying umpires and will get away with it. I’ve simply misplaced depend of it,” one cricket fan wrote on Twitter.
Such a mockery of sport, pathetic! Dhoni retains bullying umpires and will get away with it. I’ve simply misplaced depend of it.… https://t.co/kSj6eKsvUh
— 🕸 (@VIRATs_SPideR) 1602612122000
Others criticised Reiffel for apparently succumbing to strain from Dhoni.
“Weak umpiring! Unhappy to see an Elite umpire bogging down by the stature of a cricketer,” mentioned one other Twitter person.
@ICC @BCCI @SGanguly99 How will you justify an Elite umpire Mr. Paul Reiffel’s error??? Is this sort of bullying al… https://t.co/cCqgdZi7D2
— Bhautik Mehta (@bhautik_pm) 1602658470000
Final 12 months Dhoni was fined 50 % of his match payment after he stormed onto the sector throughout a tense IPL sport to contest an umpiring name.
The cricket legal guidelines state: “An umpire could alter any choice offered that such alteration is made promptly.”
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