With a place in final up for grabs, the stakes were certainly quite high in the first qualifier match of IPL 2021 between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. Both the sides were leaving no stone unturned in Dubai and the players were giving their everything on the field. Amid so much tension, there was also a very rare moment that fans got to witness during the high-voltage contest.
CSK captain MS Dhoni, often known as captain cool, showed his angry side after he was not on the same page with one of the umpire's decision during DC's batting. It all happened on the final delivery of 16th over as Shardul Thakur bowled a delivery way outside the off stump to Rishabh Pant. It was quite near the wide line and umpire Richard Illingworth decided to call it wide, much to the disagreement of MSD.
Mahi puts his case in front of the umpires
As Pant sneaked a single on the subsequent delivery, it was time for the strategic time-out. MS Dhoni used the opportunity to present his case in front of the umpires. The 40-year-old was very vocal as he let the experienced Richard Illingworth know about his disagreement on the decision. He seemed to be reflecting on the batting stance and position of Pant while the English umpire also tried to explain his reasoning behind the decision.
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As it happened, it was a mixed outing for Dhoni and Co. as Delhi Capitals posted a competitive total of 172/5 in 20 overs.