Dhoni Fined 50% of Match Fee After Losing Cool Against Royals

When a no-ball was revoked by a square-leg umpire, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni lost his cool and came down in the arena seeking clarification from the umpires.

Dhoni was then seen talking in animatedly with the two umpires as CSK was chasing a target against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Thursday, 12 April.

As per IPL media release, Dhoni has now been fined 50 percent of his match fee for breaching Code of Conduct.

"MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 percent 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.

"Mr Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction," stated the release.

It was off the fourth ball of the innings, a waist high full toss bowled by Ben Stokes to Mitchell Santner. Initially, it looked as if umpire Gandhe was about to signal no-ball only to decide otherwise.

Dhoni was seen shouting 'No ball' from the dug-out as Ravindra Jadeja was seen arguing with the umpire.

He was seen angrily gesturing at the umpire before leg umpire Chris Gaffaney asked Dhoni to leave the field of play.