New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct during the match between his team, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in Pune.
Exactly why he was given a reprimand by match referee Manu Nayyar has not been specified by the IPL.
"MS Dhoni admitted the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.1) for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game," read an official IPL statement.
"For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding," it added.
During the high-octane clash, Dhoni had asked for a DRS referral when it was not for the taking.
RPS recorded a first when they notched up their maiden win at their home venue, the MCA Stadium on the outskirts of Pune, after defeating MI by seven wickets in a game that went down to the very final over.
Skipper Steve Smith, who took the role over from Dhoni in the build-up to the tournament, led the way with a 54-ball 84 as the home team won by seven wickets. Smith got vital support from Ajinkya Rahane, who built the foundation for the successful chase with a 34-ball 60.
While RPS take on Kings XI Punjab in Indore, which happens to be the latter's adopted home venue, MI take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their first game at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Published Date: Apr 07, 2017 17:10 PM | Updated Date: Apr 07, 2017 17:10 PM