Watch: Umpire acts as shield as fan breaches security, runs in to meet Dhoni | Cricket

During the Rajasthan Royals’ IPL 2022 match against Chennai Super Kings at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, a fan ran into the ground and violated security and met CSK captain MS Dhoni. Umpire Chris Gaffani reacted by acting like a shield even when fans tried to reach Dhoni. The CSK skipper was seen signaling fans to return to the stands as Yuvendra Chahal was preparing to bowl. Security personnel rushed and took the fan out of the play area.

On Friday, Dhoni scored 26 off 28 balls and shared a 51-run partnership with top scorer Moin Ali (93) for the fifth wicket before Chahal dismissed. CSK scored 150 for 6 in their 20 overs, which was not enough, as the Royals finished second in the list of points chasing five wickets and two deliveries and setting up a Qualifier 1 clash with table-toppers Gujarat Titans. .

Watch: Umpire guarding Dhoni as fans enter field to meet CSK captain

One of the most successful teams in the IPL, the four-time champions ended their campaign with only four wins in 14 matches.

“There has been mixed success. We have been stuck on our way. We have had a number of games, but we have not been good enough to cross the line.

After CSK’s five-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals on Friday, Fleming said, “It’s the usual story of the season that we don’t deserve.”

The New Zealanders added that it was challenging for a team that consisted of several new players to play as in previous seasons.

“It can be a test when you start a new cycle and have a lot of new players and new creatives on the team.

“We’ve had catastrophic success. So trying to play the same way, trying to keep up with our last four years. It’s been very successful. It’s been a real challenge.

“Going back and understanding what new players can do, it can take a while.”

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