RR vs CSK: Sakshi Dhoni removed umpire after Tom Curren controversy
Tom Curren is unbeaten on 10 balls out of nine© BCCI / IPL
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has never been less of a drama, and it did not take long, as well as during the ongoing version. During the fourth IPL 2020 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the match was paired with another umpiring feud, which featured Tom Curren, MS Dhoni and Deepak Chahar. CSK won the toss and was selected to bowl. After the Royals went full-flow in their batting performance, Curren was dropped when the umpire got him caught by Deepak Chahar. He wanted a review but his team’s allotted review was over. The umpires knocked him out, only to call him back after TV replays. Dhoni’s wife Sakshi could not believe the incident and decided to share her feelings on an Instagram story, which was later deleted.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote, “For the first time I have seen the third umpire being referred after the player has been dismissed! The umpiring needs to improve in such a prestigious tournament! Billions are watching it! @ Iplt20 “. The story was later deleted.
In TV replays it was found that the ball had not even thrown the bat and was going through the thigh pad. The ball bounced in front of Dhoni before he caught it. After being dismissed, and going to the pavilion, Karnan was again called to bat. He remained unbeaten after scoring 10 runs off nine balls.
The Royals were in their best position, with some classy batting from Steve Smith and Sanju Samson. He finished his innings at 216/7 after 20 overs, setting a target of 217 for CSK. Sam Karnan was the leading bowler of CSK with three wickets.