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Former Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni screamed at Daryl Mitchell and refused to run for a single during the game against Punjab Kings on Wednesday, May 1. The five-time IPL winners hosted the Punjab-based franchise in the 49th match of the Indian Premier League at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On the third ball of the final over of CSK’s innings, bowled by Arshdeep Singh, Dhoni hit the delivery to the deep cover region while Mitchell started running.

However, it seemed that the wicketkeeper wasn’t interested in doing so, and as he reached the other end, Dhoni seemingly shouted at him and asked him to return. The 32-year-old ran back to the non-striker’s end before the fielder threw the ball. The 42-year-old was eventually run out and CSK put a total of 162 runs off seven wickets. The visitors chased the target easily with two overs to spare and registered a seven-wicket win over the Super Kings.

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Don’t do that in a team game: Irfan Pathan slams MS Dhoni for denying single to Mitchell

Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan heavily slammed MS Dhoni after he denied a single to Daryl Mitchell against Punjab Kings. The cricketer-turned-commentator said on Star Sports, "You will definitely talk about the six since MS Dhoni has a huge fan following. People love him a lot. However, the sort of knock he played, more was expected from him.” 

Pathan added, "He shouldn't have done that (refusing a single). This is a team game. Don't do that in a team game. The other guy is also an international player. If he had been a bowler, I would have understood it for sure. You have done that with (Ravindra) Jadeja and with Mitchell as well. You don't need to do that. He could have avoided it.”