Saturday, June 20, 2015

MS Dhoni fines for elbowing Mustafizur Rahman

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s collision with Bangladeshi fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman has got more importance than Bangladesh’s 79-run win over India. This incident took place in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series during the 25th over of India’s run chase. While Dhoni was running for a single, Mustafizur came in his way. Then the rest is known to all cricket lovers. He shoved the bowler with his elbow while trying to reach the crease.
Because of his unsporting act, he was charged with Level 2 offence under ICC Code of Conduct. He was fined 75% of his match fees while Rahman was fined 50% of his match fees.
However, Dhoni claimed him innocent. He said he did not hit the player intentionally. But the TV replay showed that he not only made no attempt to change his course but also shoved him with a shoulder charge which forced the player to leave the field injured.

As per rules, player charged with Level 2 offense is fined 50 to 100 percent of his match fees or two-match ban.