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MS Dhoni’s Five Controversial Moments in His Cricket Carrier Since 2004

Indian former captain MS Dhoni who always known for his cool character too get into controversy in his cricket carrier. He made his debut in 2004, and still leads as a favourite captain for Indian fans. He also bags three trophies for India during his captaincy including T20 world cup 2007, World cup 2011, Champions trophy 2013.

Dhoni’s future carrier in International games depends on his IPL performance. But due to the coronavirus update BCCI postponed the tournament to April 15 and that too not yet confirmed. Where Indian former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar urge Dhoni to retire from the cricket.

Not only Sunil Gavaskar, Indian former opener Virender Sehwag and Australian player Brad Hogg too insist him to step back.

Following are the Dhoni’s five controversy

5. Dhoni’s fight with Mustafizur Rahman

During a match against Bangladesh, Dhoni made a physical contact that with the bowler Mustafizur Rahman. Where Rahman collapsed and fell down due to the force push from MS Dhoni.

In the 25th over of India’s innings, Dhoni went for a single after playing the ball to mid-off. Mustafizur seemed to have glanced at MSD before moving to the path where the latter was running. Dhoni, meanwhile, barged into the Bangladesh pacer and appeared to shove the pacer away with his forearm.

Dhoni later said that he tried his best to avoid the collision, but couldn’t. He was later slapped with a fine of 75 per cent of his match fees. Mustafizur became the Player of the Match, but he lost 50 per cent of his match fees. Both Rahman and Dhoni pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Dhoni's fight with Mustafizur Rahman
Dhoni’s fight with Mustafizur Rahman

4. Army symbol gloves in World Cup

In the India’s very first game against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, he was seen, wearing keeping gloves with Army Insignia. A Pakistan minister also took a dig at Dhoni for playing with the Army badge. The ICC made it clear that Dhoni can’t wear the badge.

However, Dhoni got support from former Indian cricketers and the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The world’s richest cricket board asked the apex board to reconsider its decision and threw its weight behind Dhoni.

Army symbol in Dhoni's gloves in World Cup
Army symbol in Dhoni’s gloves in World Cup

3.Fielding standards

In the same ODI tri-series in Australia, Dhoni took some calls as a captain, which came under scrutiny. He said that the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir had to be rotated to ensure that the fielding standards are maintained.

Former captain and then then chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar was also of the opinion that one should field the best eleven. Maninder Singh, another former cricketer, called the policy as “utter nonsense”. Dhoni wanted to give the young players enough exposure of playing on fields with big dimensions.

Gambir blames Dhoni
Gambir blames Dhoni

2. Verbal Altercation with the on-field umpires

In 2012, one more instance where Dhoni losing his cool surfaced. It happened during India’s away tri-series in Australia, also involving Australia. In the seventh ODI at The Gabba in Brisbane, he entered into a verbal altercation with the on-field umpires.

Michael Hussey was out in the middle and Dhoni took the bails off in a flash after Suresh Raina beat him with an absolute ripper of a ball. Hussey had grounded his feet, but third umpire Bruce Oxenford called for OUT.

On realising the error, on-field umpire Billy Bowden called Hussey back. The turn of events didn’t please Dhoni, who vent out his anger on the umpires, by any means. Hussey went on to score 59 with six fours, taking the Aussies to 288 for five. In the end, the home team came out trumps by 110 runs.

Dhoni's verbal Altercation with the on-field umpires
Dhoni’s verbal Altercation with the on-field umpires

1. IPL no ball controversy in Jaipur

In IPL 2019, Dhoni lost his mind for a brief while. It happened during Chennai Super Kings’ league game against Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. The occurring took place during the fag end of the game when the pendulum was swinging way too frequently.

Dhoni wasn’t happy with umpire Ulhas Gandhe, who backtracked on a no-ball decision. On seeing the umpire’s change of mind, Dhoni charged out and confronted Gandhe. The heated argument took place for quite some time before sanity prevailed.

Bruce Oxenford, another on-field umpire, had to convince the CSK skipper to head back to the dugout. However, Dhoni was docked 50 per cent of his match fees after he admitted to the Level 2 offense of the IPL’s code of conduct.

Dhoni's IPL controversy
Dhoni’s IPL controversy


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