IPL 2019, RR vs CSK: MS Dhoni's pitch invasion and lenient sanction are bad precedents for captains' behaviours across the cricketing world
It can only be hoped that Dhoni, thanking his luck, would do a bit more than smile sheepishly. He will find his impulsive decision to leave the sanctity of the dugout and stride on to the pitch hard to live down, even in this day and age when public memory is at its shortest. And that internal strife may be a stiffer punishment to deal with.
IPL 2019, RR vs CSK: Dhoni gives cue, but presenter chooses not to question him over on-field spat with umpires
"You again took the game deep?" asked presenter Murali Karthik and Dhoni wittily replied, "By being there at the end do you mean having a conversation with the umpires?" There were no follow-up questions after that.
IPL 2019, RR vs CSK: Repeated tactical errors continue to hurt Rajasthan Royals' campaign as they slip to last-ball defeat at home
It seems the Royals are yet to understand what situation brings out the best from each player. Stokes bowling at the death has not worked for a long time. Tripathi in the middle order has been a failure. It's time for Rahane and the coaching staff to make some tough decisions.
Updated list of the highest run scorer (Orange Cap) and leading wicket-taker in IPL 2018
Highlights, IPL 2018, RR vs KXIP at Jaipur, Full Cricket Score: Rajasthan Royals stay alive in competition with 15-run win over Punjab
Rajasthan Royals win by 15 runs to keep their hopes alive in the competition. Thorough performance from Rajasthan Royals to move up to the sixth on the table. KL Rahul carries his bat as he finishes with 95 to his name. His blitz in the end would hurt Royals with the home side's run rate still in the negative and it could well come down to that in the end in the tournament.