IPL 2019: Bedi slams authorities for 'timid' fine on Dhoni after no-ball outburst

Bishan Singh Bedi slammed the “timid” authorities for fining Dhoni only 50 per cent of his match fee for a confrontation with the on-field umpire.

In a rare instance, M.S. Dhoni rushed onto the field from the dug-out to have a word with the umpires.   -  AFP Photo

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Friday slammed the “timid” officials for fining Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni only 50 per cent of his match fee for a confrontation with the on-field umpire during an Indian Premier League game on Thursday.

 

The incident happened during the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals here.

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

In a rare instance, Dhoni, who was not even meant to be on the field of play, lost his cool and rushed out of the dug-out to challenge umpire Ulhas Gandhe after he flip-flopped on a no ball.

Gandhe had tried to rule a waist high full toss as no ball from Ben Stokes. But he reversed his decision after the square-leg umpire Bruce Oxenford did not signal for it.