Ms Dhoni was fined 10 percent of his match fees by the match referee for allegedly showing displeasure in public at the post-match presentation.
Dhoni at the presentation had pointed out that Dwayne smith has fallen for a “horrible decision” stating the error in the umpiring decision. Earlier in the match, Dwayne smith was judged LBW of a full toss by Mumbai Indian bowler Lasith Malinga in the very first over of the Chennai innings. Replays showed that the ball may go well beyond the leg stump, which means Dwayne smith was wrongly judged a Out.
Feeling frustrated over the decision the Chennai captain has openly criticized the umpiring terming it as a “Horrible decision”. This proved to be a costly error as Eventually chennai have lost to Mumbai with a margin of 25 runs. Dhoni admitted the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction.
Earlier Chennai having lost the toss were put to bowl first and the Mumbai Indians scored 186, with the help of simmons. Mohith and Bravo have picked 3 wickets each in the bowling department. In return, Chennai in their chase have lost smith early in their innings for a poor umpiring decision which proved to be costly. Though Faf du plessis pinned hopes in the Chennai dugout, eventually they were defeated by 25 runs.
Dhoni’s Chennai will face the winner of Wednesday’s eliminator between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the second qualifier in Ranchi on Friday.