Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1 run to win their record fourth IPL title. By the virtue of this win, Mumbai are now the most successful team in the tournaments' history with the maximum number of titles. Even the grand finale had its fair share of standout moments. In the first innings, Kieron Pollard was involved in a strange incident where the Trinidadian all-rounder took a stance on the wide ball mark in the final over of MI's innings after the on-field umpire Nitin Menon had refused to give a wide in the previous delivery. There was also a dramatic incident that took place in the second innings that involved CSK skipper MS Dhoni.
It happened in the 13th over of CSK's run chase which was bowled by Hardik Pandya and Shane Watson was on strike. On the fourth delivery, Watson played a pull shot and ran a single but, Lasith Malinga who was standing at fine leg threw the ball to Pandya who failed to collect it. Sensing an opportunity of a second run off an overthrow, Dhoni called Watson for a run but Ishan Kishan's throw from mid-off hit the stumps which forced the umpires to seek the help of the third umpire. However, the replays created a lot of confusion as from one angle, it was seen that Dhoni was short of his crease while from the other angle it seemed like he had just made his ground. After going through the replay several times, it was seen that Mahi's bat was on the line. Since the evidence was inconclusive, it seemed that the batsman would be given the benefit of the doubt. Nonetheless, third umpire Nigel Llong gave Dhoni out and it was also turned out to be a game-changing moment of the match as Mumbai Indians were back in the contest.
The video of Dhoni's debatable run out was posted on Twitter. Watch the video here.
Even the netizens had a difference of opinion on social media.