Dhoni, Mustafizur fined for on-field collision

Dhaka, June 19 (IANS) India One-Day International (ODI) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman both have been fined by the International Cricket Council on Friday following their mid-pitch collision in Thursday night’s match.

Dhoni has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for the incident, while Mustafizur has been docked half of his fee. Dhoni and debutant left-armer Mustafizur collided in the 25th over as India’s skipper was running to the danger end on a quick single, reports cricket.com.au.

The impact jarred the bowler and drew a quick rebuke from Dhoni before umpires quickly intervened to ensure things remained cool on the field.

The bowler had already been spoken to after appearing to stray into the path of India opener Rohit Sharma earlier during the match, but a collision was avoided.

However, when he crossed the pitch, seeming initially to be attempting to field the ball before letting a teammate collect it, Dhoni did not alter his path and crashed into the Bangladeshi, shoulder first.

The impact forced Mustafizur to temporarily leave the field and seek treatment. However, he was able to return and inspire his side to an important 79-run victory that continued Bangladesh’s impressive recent form in the 50-over game.

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