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Fining Dhoni 50 percent of his match fee is kid gloving, says Bedi

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Former Bishan Singh on Friday slammed the "timid" authorities that fined CSK only 50 percent of his match fee for an unprecedented confrontation with the on-field umpire during an IPL game.

"Am calls on Dhoni's invasion on field as most immature protest against Umpires last night...puzzles me no end why sport scribes are petrified of honest expression against erring established stars...why even authorities are shamelessly timid-50% fine is kid-gloving MSD," tweeted

The incident happened during the match between and Rajasthan Royals here.

"was never meant to 'look' ugly-never mind if laws of the game are not trespassed-but certain 'behavioural' patterns are tantamount to bringing disrepute to game..nobody was ever bigger than the game which demands highest form of exemplary discipline from players/officials alike," added.

In a rare instance, Dhoni, who was not even meant to be on the field of play, lost his cool and rushed out of the dug-out to challenge umpire Ulhas Gandhe after he flip-flopped on a no ball in a match played on Thursday night.

Gandhe had tried to rule a waist high full toss as no ball by RR all-rounder But he reversed his decision after square leg umpire did not signal for it.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 19:10 IST