Dhoni Said In A Documentary Of Chennai SuperKings – Match Fixing Is A Bigger Offense Than Murder
Chennai Superkings had returned two years later in the last season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Two years of suspension were imposed on the team due to allegations of match-fixing. In the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team won the IPL title for the third time. A documentary ‘Row of the Lion’ has been made on the journey from Chennai to suspension. In his 45-second trailer, the captain of the team said Dhoni- the biggest crime for him will not be murder but will be match-fixing.
In the trailer, Dhoni said, “The team was involved in match-fixing, there were allegations against me too. It was a tough time for all of us. The return was an emotional moment and I have always said that whatever you do not die from, it makes you stronger. ” The documentary will be released on Hotstar on March 20.
In 2013, the role of management of Chennai and Rajasthan Royals in the spot-fixing controversy was considered suspicious. After this, the two teams were suspended for the two years together in July 2015. Rajasthan’s owner Raj Kundra and Chennai CEO Gurunath Meiyappan were given life-long bans. Rajasthan and Chennai were replaced in 2016 and 2017 by Gujarat Lions and Pune Supergiants teams in the tournament.