Led by MS Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings is back in the IPL tournament after their 20-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The team has successfully reached the 6th position on the point table. It is a three-way tie among the three teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, and Rajasthan Royals. All the three teams are at six points apiece at present. But Hyderabad is in a better position with a better net run-rate.
The match between the two
The match was crucial. After 20 overs, Sunrisers Hyderabad was 147/8. Shardul Thakur brilliantly bowled the final over, and the under-pressure pacer concedes the wide after giving away a brace to Rashid off the first delivery. The captain Dhoni gave a glare to the umpire Paul Reiffel when he was about to signal the third ball a wide. It made the umpire to change his mind. He confused Nadeem by giving an off-cutter delivery and collected a simple return catch and helped to seal the match in his team’s favor. Sandeep was able to collect only one run, whereas Natarajan was beaten at the last delivery.
The controversy in detail
A controversy was raised for Dhoni’s reaction to force the umpire to change his decision. Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, suggested a massive rule change and indicated that captains should review the litigious broad and waist-high full toss decisions in T20 cricket. He further advocated that it would hand captains more power. While having an interaction with KL Rahul on Instagram, he insisted that being a captain, he must have the ability to review complete and waist-high full toss, which could be wrong calls. He further added that it had been seen historically that in such high-profile tournaments like IPL and T20 cricket, the fast-paced game where one can lose a game with a small margin of one run, and one could not review that wide.
The story of KXIP Captain
The captain of Kings XI, KL Rahul, agreed with Kohli that it would be perfect if the rule is implemented. The teams can be given two reviews rather than one that the current laws allow. He also added that a batsman hits a six over 100 meters. He should be entitled to more runs.
IPL 2020 is organized in very abnormal conditions this time due to the coronavirus situation in India. The organizers were forced to hold it in UAE. Rahul was not very sure about the tournament as there was no cricket played for a long time. He was nervous about joining the game and was filled with self-doubt. The other part was skill, as he had been out of the field for an extended period. He became sure about himself and his skills when the tournament started.