5 Unknown Dark Secret Of MS Dhoni

2. Dhoni’s use of illegal gloves

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This dark secret of MS Dhoni also happened in the same 2008 tri-series. This happened during the league match against Ricky Ponting’s Australia. The International Cricket Council (ICC) found out that Dhoni’s gloves were illegal.

The apex board warned Dhoni that if he continued using them without inspection, he would be penalized. Regarding the game, India lost it by 18 runs while chasing Australia’s 318.

Skipper Ponting scored 124 for the Aussies. India’s Gautam Gambhir scored 113, but couldn’t evade his team’s defeat. For Dhoni, he had a tough time in the game. He scored only 36 from 66 balls with a strike rate of 54.54.

3. CSK’s saga of match-fixing in the IPL

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During the 2013 IPL, reports came out that IPL team Chennai Super Kings is involved in match-fixing. During that time Dhoni was the skipper of CSK. So his involvement in the match-fixing matter was also considered.

SP Kumar was handed the responsibility of the investigation. He found that a bookie named Kitty confessed that Gurunath Meiyappan told him that Dhoni is involved. Meiyappan said Kitty that Dhoni has agreed to score 140 and then lose the game.

Later SP Kumar wrote this in his report and allegedly confirmed Dhoni’s involvement. After that SP Kumar was transferred from Internal Security to Railways. This incident grabbed many headlines at that time. While Meiyappan was banned by BCCI for life, no actions were taken against Dhoni.