WATCH: MS Dhoni opens up on IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 10/03/2019

Dhoni opens up on IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman was vocal on the infamous incident.

Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has appeared in a video highlighting the infamous IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal. The veteran cricketer has appeared in a show called Hotstar Specials for online streaming partner Hotstar.

The trailer of the same was uploaded in the morning on the official Twitter account of Hotstar Specials. Slated to release on March 20, the documentary will predominantly cover the title-winning comeback journey of Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings last year.

As an aftermath of being found guilty in the spot-fixing scandal, Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals had been suspended from the tournament for a couple of years. Coming on the back of their suspension, Chennai ended up winning their third title last season.

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In the trailer, Dhoni is witnesses as speaking how match-fixing is the biggest crime of his life. Talking about the tough phase, Dhoni also mentions how Super Kings’ ardent fans believed that the punishment was harsh.

“The biggest crime that I can commit is not a murder. It’s actually match-fixing. The team was involved. I was accused too. It was a tough phase for all of us. Fans felt that punishment was harsh. Coming back was an emotional moment. I’ve always said, what doesn’t kill you, makes you strong,” Dhoni is quoted as saying in the video.

The incident had not made it to Dhoni’s biopic, which had released in 2016. With him talking about the same on a public platform, it is highly likely to allure plentiful eyeballs.

Watch the full video below:

How Twitter reacted:

Dhoni was currently playing the ongoing series against Australia. However, he was eventually rested for the last two ODIs.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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