MS Dhoni fined for slow over-rate

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Apr 11, 3:57 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni was fined 12 lakhs for his team maintaining a slow over-rate during the match against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai.

"As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakh," stated an IPL media release.

CSK had a disappointing start to the IPL 2021 campaign after DC chased down a target of 189 runs by 7 wickets and more than an over to spare. DC’s openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan began the proceedings in a steady manner as the two players put on 138 for the first wicket. 

Shaw continued his lethal style of aggressive batting and hammered a 38-ball 72 that included three maximums and 9 boundaries. Dhawan held the other end and notched up 85 off 54 during the chase. Shardul Thakur scalped a couple of wickets for CSK while Dwayne Bravo got one. 

Earlier, CSK lost some early wickets and were left struggling at 7/2 when Moeen Ali and Suresh Raina chipped in with some runs. Moeen who made his debut for CSK scored 36 in 24 balls while Raina who had missed the IPL 2020 in UAE made a fine comeback in the cash-rich league with a half-century. CSK eventually put 188/7 in 20 overs riding on a late surge from Sam Curran who smacked 34* off 15 deliveries. 

Chris Woakes and Avesh Khan picked up a couple of wickets each for DC while R Ashwin and Tom Curran had a wicket apiece to their name. This was the first time when Rishabh Pant was captaining in the IPL and the wicket-keeper batsman had a positive start to his new role. 

Pant was earlier handed over the captaincy after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the IPL 2021 with injury. Iyer had injured himself during the England series at home. 


  • MS Dhoni
  • IPL 2021

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