Home > News >

MS Dhoni’s behaviour with Aleem Dar “unacceptable”: Former Pakistan captains

MS Dhoni’s behaviour with Aleem Dar

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen arguing with umpire Aleem Dar during the ongoing Test series against England at Kolkata © Getty Images

Karachi: Dec 7, 2012
 
Pakistan’s former captains Moin Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq have criticised Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for arguing with umpire Aleem Dar during the ongoing Test series against England, saying his behaviour was “unacceptable” and the ICC should have taken him to task.

“I am not at all surprised that the ICC has not reacted to the way Dhoni engaged in an argument with Aleem Dar during the series as the ICC can’t afford to upset the powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI),” Moin said.

“…the way Dhoni questioned Aleem Dar’s umpiring and argued with him it is unacceptable,” he added.

Moin said since the BCCI was financially very strong and influential in world cricket, the ICC did not reprimand Dhoni.

Dar was also criticised by former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne in one of his tweets and described as a poor umpire for a the bad decision he gave during the series.

Dar has reacted to Warne’s tweet by telling a Pakistani channel that he was doing his job and Warne was doing his in his new role as a television commentator.

Moin said the ICC needs to ensure that a uniform set of rules applied for all Test nations.

“Dhoni has in the past also argued with umpires and got away with it,” he noted.

Inzamam advised the Indian captain to start blaming the umpiring for his team’s struggling form in the ongoing series.
 
“I think Dhoni is a very experienced captain and player and he needs to focus on areas where his team is going wrong against England. He needs to speak to his players about their weak points in the series,” Inzamam said.

The former batsman said that if the ICC had a clear policy on the matter, it must be followed rigorously for all captains.

“I myself have been penalised for questioning umpires decisions and here Dhoni did it openly and argued with Dar and yet no punitive action has been taken against him.”

The former captain credited his teammate and former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmad for playing a key role in England’s reversal of form in India.

“I think Mushie has a big role to play in the way the English spinners have bowled in the Tests and the way the visiting batsmen are tackling the Indian slow bowlers. Mushie has worked for a long time with the English team as their spin consultant and now this move is paying dividends for the England team,” he said.

Inzamam believed that the present England team had learnt from their drubbing at the hands of Pakistan earlier this year in the United Arab Emirates.

“They have improved their skills against the spinners and on these pitches they believe they can win the series.”

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Kane, Devcich praise each others knock

Live Cricket Score Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014: Cape Cobras finish at 184/6

CLT20 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Lahore Lions (LL), Match 7: 5 key battles

Before Mitchell Marsh, Surinder Amarnath had hit sixes off last two balls to win a match in England

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: Highlights

CLT20 2014: Mitchell Marsh stakes his claim for a spot in Australia’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad with late blitz for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Hobart Hurricanes India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Northern Knights

Richard Levi, Vernon Philander help Cape Cobras to 184/6 against Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 2014 Match 6 at Hyderabad

Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 6 at Hyderbad: Robin Peterson on the attack for Cobras

Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 6 at Hyderbad: Joe Mennie dismisses Justin Ontong

Vatican City wins two out of five matches on first foreign tour

Jammu and Kashmir’s Ranji Trophy home matches shifted to Mohali due to floods

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Lahore Lions (LL), Match 7, CLT20 2014: KKR likely XI

CLT20 2014: Akshar Patel reaffirms all-round abilities

Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 6, CLT20 2014: Cape Cobras’s likely XI

Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 Match 6: Hobart Hurricane’s likely XI

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Lahore Lions, Match 7, CLT20 2014: Lahore’s likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Richard Levi, Vernon Philander help Cape Cobras to 184/6 against Hobart Hurricanes in CLT20 2014 Match 6 at Hyderbad

Bang Bang new dialogue promo: Why did Hrithik Roshan ask Katrina Kaif to unzip his jacket?

NGOs pursue education for all

Round 2 in Android One war: New phones may hit market by December-end

Champions League T20 2014 (CLT20): Cape Cobras (COB) reach 184/6 against Hobart Hurricanes (HBH)

Download ‘the Cuddlr,’ app that helps you cuddle strangers

Sukhbir Singh Badal: Narendra Modi government very decisive, will change system

Now, a romantic comic book on micro-organisms

Fawad Khan: I look forward to working with Mahira again; we might be seen together sometime soon

Prayers to be held in Kerala temple for success of Mangalyaan

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here