IPL 2019: Twitter reacts to MS Dhoni’s run out versus Mumbai Indians, fans have a divided opinion on crucial call

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 13 May 2019

Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings on the last ball to clinch their fourth IPL title in a closely contested final on Sunday. After winning the toss, Mumbai went through a slow start and lost wickets on a regular interval. They slumped to a score of 149 and set up CSK to chase.

Chennai who got off to a flyer were then pegged back by a brilliant bowling attack of the Indians, who made a strong comeback into the match. In the last over, Lasith Malinga won his side the match with two runs needed off the last ball, but Shardul Thakur was LBW on the last ball. The match had its fair share of ups and downs, crucial calls that could have gone either way.

One such call was when MS Dhoni’s run out. The CSK skipper was on the receiving end of a controversial runout decision, which saw a big debate arise on social media. As usual, fans are divided on the incident, which has lit up twitter since the controversy occurred. When the third umpire gave the decision in Mumbai’s favor, CSK fans criticized the decision claiming that DHoni’s bat had reached the line.

Taking a look back at the call, Dhoni’s bat reached on the line, but the line belongs to the umpire as per the rules. On review, one angle revealed that Dhoni might just have made it, but on another look from a different angle, he looked an inch short.

As usual, the incident sparked a widespread debate on microblogging social media website Twitter, where various people discussed various opinions about the call. Take a look at some of the best tweets here:

Either way, the decision tilted the game in Mumbai’s favor from then onwards and they would on to clinch the title soon after.

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