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Ganguly comes to Dhoni’s defence in ‘No Ball Controversy’


CSK captain MS Dhoni came under fire recently after stepping onto the field and having an altercation with on-field umpires during the game between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday.

Ganguly comes to Dhoni's defence in 'No Ball Controversy'
MS Dhoni had an altercation with on-field umpires

Dhoni completely lost his cool, argued with on-field umpires- Ulhas Gandhe and Bruce Oxenford in the wake of a waist-high no-ball decision went against Chennai Super Kings particularly in the last over of their chase. Former England skipper Michael Vaughan slammed MS Dhoni for setting a “terrible example”.

However, former India teammate and skipper Sourav Ganguly came to MS Dhoni’s defence, saying “everyone is human”.

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“Everyone’s human. What stands out for me is his competitiveness, which is remarkable,” Delhi Capitals advisor Sourav Ganguly said while speaking to the reporters after his team’s seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the iconic Eden Gardens on Friday.

Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni lost his temper in the dugout in the last over when a waist-high no-ball bowled by Ben Stokes to batsman Mitchell Santner was ruled out by umpire Ulhas Gandhe even after attempting to raise his arm.

For the first time, Dhoni stepped in the crease and had a heated discussion with Gandhe before leg umpire Bruce Oxenford asked him to calm down.

Barring the controversy in the middle, Chennai Super Kings went on to thrash Rajasthan Royals by four wickets in a thrilling encounter.

With this win, MS Dhoni became the first captain in IPL history to win 100 matches. MS Dhoni has won 29 more matches than Gautam Gambhir, who is the second-most successful captain.

Mitchell Santner thwacked Ben Stokes for a towering six off the final ball to help CSK snatch a win from the jaws of defeat.

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