The Indian umpires have been under the scanner in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad encounter saw a strange thing when umpire Paul Reiffel changed his decision seeing the reaction of MS Dhoni.
After a flurry of wickets on top, Kane Williamson played a fine knock to take the game deep during the chase. He rotated the strike well and played nice-looking shots to keep Sunrisers Hyderabad in the game. Rashid Khan also unleashed a carnage taking Karna Sharma for 19 runs in the 18th over before a turn of events shocked everyone.
Angry MS Dhoni forces Paul Reiffel to change his decision
An angry MS Dhoni was in the display when Paul Reiffel gave a wide decision drawing criticisms from all quarters. The incident took place in the 19th over of the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings when Shardul Thakur bowled another yorker wide outside the off-stump. It was clearly outside the tramline and the umpire was about to stretch his arms wide.
However, he changed his decision immediately seeing MS Dhoni angry and expressing displeasure over the decision. MS Dhoni and Shardul Thakur looked animated and questioned the umpire putting pressure on Paul Reiffel, and ultimately forcing him to change his mind.
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Meanwhile, it made the difference as Shardul Thakur removed Rashid Khan in the last ball of that over to take the game home for Chennai. Dwyane Bravo bowled a perfect 20th over to pocket crucial two points beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs.
Previously, batting first, an early impetus from Sam Curran followed by a golden partnership between Shane Watson and MS Dhoni set the platform for Chennai before MS Dhoni’s and Ravindra Jadeja’s late cameos helped them post 167 runs. It proved to be enough giving them a much-needed win.