Edited By Tarun Vats | | Updated: 22 Jul 2020, 06:15:00 PM IST
- Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was angry with the umpire in Pace Praveen Kumar's debut test
- Praveen was banned from bowling due to repeated footsteps in the Danger area on the pitch.
- Dhoni believed that due to Praveen's debut test, the umpire should have taken some leniency
- Praveen took a total of 6 wickets in that match, Dhoni also praised him after winning the match.
Australian umpire Darrell Harper told how former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had angered him in the debut test match of Pacer Praveen Kumar. In a conversation with Asianet Newable, Harper referred to the 2011 Test match in which Praveen Kumar made his debut. Virat Kohli also made his Test debut with this match.
In this first Test match of the series against West Indies in Kingston in 2011, Praveen Kumar was banned from bowling due to repeated footsteps in the Danger area on the pitch. Dhoni was the captain of the team then. Dhoni was angered by Harper's decision.
Dhoni felt that due to Praveen's debut test, the umpire should have shown some leniency. At the same time, Harper said that Praveen had played 50 ODIs before that and he should know the rules of cricket better.
Harper said, “I remember Dhoni telling me that as a new cricketer, I should have been soft with Praveen. Praveen had played 52 ODIs before that, so he knew the rules well. I remember when I told MS about Banning Praveen from bowling, he said that we have faced difficulties with you earlier too Harper. I laughed and moved on. '
In 2000, Pacer Ishant Sharma was also banned from bowling for running in the Danger area on the Harper pitch. Due to this, Dhoni said this to Harper in that match. Praveen took a total of 6 wickets in that match and Dhoni also praised him after the match. India then won the match by 63 runs.