Friday, Aug 19, 2022

IPL 2020, SRH vs CSK: Did MS Dhoni Intimidate Umpire Paul Reiffel?

CSK captain MS Dhoni reminded fans of his infamous onfield storm when his reaction apparently forced umpire Paul Reiffel to change a decision during an IPL match against SRH

MS Dhoni and Paul Reiffel Composite: Twitter Screengrabs

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner not a happy man on Tuesday. Already dismissed and in the dug out, the Australian was seen fuming as SRH continued to fight against Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) in the 29th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2002.

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SRH eventually failed to chase CSK's 167, losing the first reverse fixture of the season by 20 runs in Dubai, UAE. But the reason for the skipper's anger towards the end of the match was more to do with a decision from fellow Aussie Paul Reiffel, rather than the team's struggle.

WATCH: Vintage Dhoni Hits Monster Six In Dubai

In the penultimate over, bowled by Shardul Thakur, the second ball was delivered wide off the tramline even as Rashid Khan goes for the shot. Then Reiffel, who was in the process of stretching his arms to signal a wide, pulled back after seeing MS Dhoni's reaction behind the wickets. Apparently!

Watch it here:

It left fans wondering what really happened. Here are some reactions.

Brief Scores:

Chennai Super Kings: 167 for 6 in 20 overs. (Shane Watson 42, Ambati Rayudu 41; Sandeep Sharma 2/19, T Natarajan 2/41).

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 147 for 8 in 20 overs. (K Williamson 57, J Bairstow 23; K Sharma 2/37, D Bravo 2/25).


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