Virender Sehwag feels that Dhoni was let off easy and should have been banned for at least 2-3 games on his walking in the field and arguing with umpires. What happened was in last over of the match between RR vs CSK at SMS stadium, CSK needed 8 runs in 3 balls. The 4th bowl of the over was no-ball of height by umpire. But umpires reversed the decision after discussion. Dhoni who was standing just outside the field came inside the ground and start arguing with umpires. This is seen very awkward that a player not present on the field come inside the field just to argue with umpire.
Dhoni was fined with 50% of match fees after this incident. MS Dhoni was fined under Article 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. Article 2.20 deals with “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game” and “is intended to cover all types of conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game and which is not specifically and adequately covered by the specific offences set out elsewhere” in the IPL’s Code of Conduct.
After this incident various reactions came from cricket fraternity. Some are supporting Dhoni’s decision and some are condemning it. Now Virender Sehwag has condemned MS Dhoni actions on that day. He said “Had he been so angry for the Indian team, I would have been happy. Maybe he is that stage where he will retire in a year but we have never seen Dhoni getting angry for the Indian team. Maybe he has become too emotional for Chennai Super Kings, I don’t think he should have gone to the ground. The two batsmen at the pitch were asking the umpires what happened with that no-ball signal.”
He said that Virender Sehwag feels that Dhoni was let off easy and should have been banned for at least 2-3 games, he said “I think MS Dhoni got away lightly. They could have banned him for one or two matches and the match referee should have set an example. Now if this has happened, tomorrow some other captain might also storm onto the field and question the umpires. Then what will be the importance of an umpire?”
“If any player or captain storms onto the field like that, what’s the value of an umpire. Mistakes can happen. It’s not like MS Dhoni has never made any mistakes but no one questioned him. Umpires never went to Dhoni and asked him why he made a mistake. Umpires can also make mistakes. They are also human. Had he stayed out of the field and spoken to the fourth umpire or communicated through a walkie-talkie, that would have been better. It would not have looked so bad. It looked so bad because he went onto the field,”