Harbhajan Singh found a funny side to the incident of MS Dhoni-Paul Reiffel’s from Tuesday when during an IPL 2020 match between CSK & SRH on-field umpire Paul Reiffel stopped from declaring a wide delivery even after willing to go for the decision.
CSK’s Shardul Thakur attempted to throw a wide Yorker outside off stump to Rashid Khan. Reiffel was seen extending his arms to call that delivery a wide before withdrawing his decision as MS Dhoni gave an animated reaction from behind the stumps. Dhoni seemed to suggest that the delivery wouldn’t be a wide as the batsman had moved across his stumps.
However the incident has resulted in criticism from some places on Dhoni’s “bullying” of Reiffel into changing his decision. SRH captain. Warner seemed unpleased with the umpire’s decision as was evident with his gesture form the dugout immediately after the decision was taken on the field.
Harbhajan Singh who pulled out of the IPL 2020 ahead of the IPL 2020 due to personal reasons has been a part of CSK since 2018. The off spinner could post only laughing emoji’s as a response to the incident happened on field. In that game, SRH fell short of 20 runs to reach the target & succumbed at just 147 runs in 20 overs in response to CSK’s total of 167 runs. Jadeja was awarded as the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his brilliant all-round performance. He scored just 25 runs off 10 deliveries & then fetched the big wicket of Jonny Bairstow to help CSK register third win of the tournament.