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Dhoni deserves 2-match ban for stepping onto the pitch: Sehwag

In once in a blue moon incident on Thursday, Dhoni lost his temper and had an altercation with match officials after the onfield umpire Ulhas Gandhe signalled a no-ball decision incorrectly.

Dhoni deserves 2-match ban for stepping onto the pitch: Sehwag
MS Dhoni had a heated discussion with on-field umpires.

The incident happened during the last over the match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings, when Ben Stokes bowled the third ball of the last over, umpire Gandhe attempted to rule a waist high full toss as ‘no ball’, but he immediately overturned his decision after square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford did not signal for the delivery.

Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja who were at the crease, confronted with the onfield umpires. Seeing all this at the dug-out area, MS Dhoni angrily stormed onto the pitch and the rest is history.

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Dhoni deserves a two-game ban: Sehwag

Dhoni’s unexpected gesture during the game drew criticism from all parts of the cricket fraternity, including former India opener Virender Sehwag, who thinks that MS Dhoni should be banned for two matches for his gesture.

“So @virendersehwag has just said on @cricbuzz that MS Dhoni should have been given a 2 game ban for storming onto the pitch,” ex-England skipper Kevin Pietersen, on the expert panel for a cricket website, tweeted on Saturday.

“I couldn’t agree more .. it’s exactly what should have happened to send a message to all players that what he did was totally unacceptable !! #IPL2019”

Former Indian captain too hit out at MS Dhoni’s act

Former India skipper Bishan Singh Bedi too slammed at MS Dhoni’s behaviour and said that no player is bigger than the game.

“Crkt was never meant to ‘look’ ugly-never mind if laws o the game are not trespassed-but certain ‘behavioural’ patterns r tantamount 2 bringing disrepute 2 game..nobody was ever bigger than the game which demands highest form of exemplary discipline frm players/officials alike!,” Bedi tweeted.

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