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Why did MS Dhoni approach the umpires in no ball controversy? Stephen Fleming has the answer

A no-ball call that was revoked by square-leg umpire Bruce Oxenford drew an angry reaction from Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni, who ran into the playing area to seek clarification from the two standing umpires during the tense finish to the game against Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday (April 12). His atypical gesture saw him being fined 50% of his match fees while being condemned by multiple sections. The CSK captain was an animated participant in the incident that occurred following the fourth ball of the final over, where the visitors needed 18 runs, bowled by Ben Stokes. The equation at this point read CSK needing 8 runs from 3 balls. As the Rajasthan Royals bowler went for a slower ball, it turned into a full toss and was promptly called a no-ball by Ulhas Gandhe – stationed at the bowler’s end.


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