Everyone is human, former captain Sourav Ganguly said Friday night, referring to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's on-field argument with umpires during an IPL game.
Chennai Super Kings captain Dhoni escaped a ban and was let off with a 50 per cent fine on his match fee for an unprecedented confrontation with the umpires during the IPL encounter against Rajasthan Royals here Thursday.
"Everyone is human. What stands out is his competitiveness. It's remarkable," was all Ganguly said when asked about the controversy.
Former cricketers came down heavily on India's two-time World Cup winning captain for his act, saying the CSK skipper set a wrong precedent.
Serving as advisor of Delhi Capitals, Ganguly had a smile on his face after the visitors posted a seven-wicket victory over hosts Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens.
"Two out of two against such a good team is outstanding. I am very satisfied," he said. Delhi had also won the the first-leg at home.
SaGanguly added, "Everything at Eden is special. This is the best ground, the bet pitch in the country."
Chasing 179, Shikhar Dhawan led with a fluent 97 to power the visitors to a big win.
"I feel we bowled exceptionally well to restrict them for 178. It's actually a 200 wicket," Ganguly said
Coming back to the incident, "MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur," an official statement said.
"Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction," he added.
The incident took place after Dhoni was dismissed for 58 runs off 43 balls while CSK was chasing a target of 152. Following his dismissal, RR's Ben Stokes bowled a high-full toss delivery to Mitchell Santner that was above the waist. A visibly-upset Dhoni, who was standing at the dugout, charged onto the field and got involved into an altercation with the match officials. But, the umpires stood with their decision.