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MS Dhoni Was Apologetic About Lashing Out At Umpires In IPL 2019 Game: Mitchell Santner

MS Dhoni lost his cool when a no-ball confusion took place between the on-field umpires during a match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.

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Former India captain MS Dhoni is one of the greatest captains to have graced the sport. MS Dhoni is known for his cool and calm demeanour on the field, which is also cited as one of the reasons behind his success. The wicketkeeper-batsman has managed to keep his emotions in check more often than not, something which he is lauded for till date.

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MS Dhoni apologized to the umpires after IPL 2019 match: Mitchell Santner

However, there are a few instances when Dhoni showed his fiery side. One such instance took place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. During a match between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK), MS Dhoni lost his cool when a no-ball confusion took place between the on-field umpires while CSK were chasing a huge target in a game that went right down to the wire.

MS Dhoni stormed away from the CSK pavilion to the ground when the no-ball call took place against CSK in the final over. This was a rare instance of MS Dhoni letting his emotions take over. Mitchell Santner, the New Zealand all-rounder, who was present on the field during the incident, has gone on to reveal about MS Dhoni did after the game.

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While speaking to sports producer Rupha Ramani on CSK's Instagram live session, Mitchell Santner revealed that MS Dhoni apologised for his actions after the nail-biting encounter. Santner said that he was as surprised as everyone. Santner said Dhoni is usually really calm but his reaction that day showed his commitment to the team, as he feels it is like a family to him. Santner added things didn't get ugly because they ended up winning the game.

He claimed if they had lost it, there would have been more anger flowing around. Santner pointed out that they went on to win a few games after that incident and added that those kinds of games can help teams gain momentum moving forward. It wasn’t a perfect game but different people stepped up at different times.

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Santner also revealed that there was a little bit of talk after the game. He added that he was out on the field and he saw Dhoni, who was also there right next to the umpire. Santner further said that MS Dhoni knew he was not allowed to do that and he apologised for it straightaway. Santner also said that the incident might have flustered Ben Stokes, who gave him a good ball to hit.

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IMAGE COURTESY: MITCHELL SANTNER INSTAGRAM

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