RCB 'celebrations' led to MS Dhoni's handshake fiasco? Experts are not happy

MS Dhoni in action for CSK during IPL 2024©AFP

Royal Challengers Bengaluru booked their place in the IPL 2024 playoffs with a sensational win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. THE Faf du PlessisThe –led team needed a win in their final league match to finish in the Top 4 and the excitement was palpable at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium as they won the match by 27 runs. However, the players' celebrations were somewhat criticized after MS Dhoni left the field without shaking hands after waiting for the RCB players. Videos on social media showed Dhoni waiting for RCB players who continued to celebrate before heading to the dressing room without shaking hands. Virat Kohli he later followed him inside to speak to the veteran star.

During a discussion about cricbuzzformer captain of the England cricket team Michael Vaughan slammed the RCB players for not taking the time to shake Dhoni's hand.

“I can see it with the RCB team. They have a lot of support but they also eliminate people. We saw a lot of that tonight. I understand they have never been in a position where they have won the IPL and they've been desperate to reach the knockouts, but you don't want to be one of those teams that everyone wants to lose,” Vaughan said.

Famous commentator Harsha Bhogle also joined the conversation and said that whatever the occasion, players should shake hands before continuing with the celebrations.

“I haven't seen the photos but it doesn't matter. You can win a World Cup final. You show your emotions but you still shake the opposition's hand. That's the one of the great things about our game. It is symbolic of the “It is a fact that now our antagonism is over. We have not given each other an inch, but now our antagonism is over. It was just a game and now we shake hands and then go back and celebrate,” Bhogle said.

Vaughan also raised the possibility of the match ending up being Dhoni's last in the IPL and wondered if the RCB players would come to regret their decision.

“If ever there was time for a group of players to show conscience, this is it. We don't know, but if this was MS Dhoni's last game, these players ran on the floor doing a handstand when they just had to go – Wait a second The legend is there We just have to shake his hand and then we can do cartwheels and handstands. Wouldn't want to be an RCB player thinking Dhoni has just announced his retirement and we didn't have the decency to go and shake his hand first,” the former England captain added.

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