IPL 2019: Dhoni gives in to Chahar's request, takes last second DRS

Despite not being fully convinced, Dhoni obliges the bowler and takes the DRS, which turns out to be a right move.

Deepak Chahar and M.S. Dhoni make the right call and get rewarded with the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane.   -  AP Photo

Ajinkya Rahane was looking in fine touch when one of Deepak Chahar's length ball thudded on to his pads. Umpire Bruce Oxenford was unmoved but Chahar wasn't convinced with the not out decision.

Rajasthan Royals was 31 for no loss after 2.4 overs and Chahar immediately consulted Dhoni, a customary move when it comes to the DRS.

And you could tell it from Dhoni's face that he wasn't much convinced. Moreover, it seemed that the thought of losing a review only a few minutes into the game was making him think twice.

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The DRS clock had started ticking, the pacer finally managed to convince the jovial looking skipper at the nick of the time. Few nanoseconds were left for the timer to die when Dhoni made the 'T' signal.

It turned out to be a right move for CSK with Rahane having moved across a long way to work the ball on the leg-side.


In CSK's previous match at home against Kolkata Knight Riders, Dhoni had obliged Imran Tahir's request to go upstairs after he trapped Andre Russell. Despite he not being convinced, Dhoni gave in to the bowler's request and it turned out the ball was missing the stumps.

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