MS Dhoni and Everything Wrong with Cricket!

Imagine that you were playing village cricket and the batting side’s captain walked into the middle to contest an umpiring decision. You’d think that the player in question was pathetic and their actions unacceptable. You’d think that they were setting a disgraceful example to kids wouldn’t you!

MS Dhoni did such a thing in a recent IPL match and bar a small and utterly meaningless fine, got away it. Whether or not the umpiring decision was correct is irrelevant. It’d be fascinating to know what the reaction would’ve been had the player in question not been Indian.

Cricket has been played for over 150 years and players have been getting ‘rough’ decisions all over the globe everyday. Few players anywhere at anytime have likely acted with the lack of grace that MS Dhoni did.

Nothing about our game should make anyone angry or disappointed, with the performance maybe but certainly not with conduct.

Has MS Dhoni apologised? Is he embarrassed or is he revelling in the attention? I have no idea but what I do know is that his lowest of the low actions were totally out of place at all levels of our beautiful game.

One thought on “MS Dhoni and Everything Wrong with Cricket!

  1. True. I didn’t like the way he behaved and it was so unlike Dhoni, our captain cool. People in India are defending his actions which is kind of justifiable because he has remained calm on the field for so long, he had an outburst. This match was Dhoni’s 100tu victory as a captain in the IPL so maybe the pressure to win got to him? Or maybe he was feeling guilty that he couldn’t take his team past the finish line? Anyway, it wasn’t right how he behaved.

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