IPL 2024: Michael Vaughan bashes RCB players for not shaking hands with MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings could only score 191 runs in 20 overs while batting second

By Web Desk
May 19, 2024
Michael Vaughan (L) wasn't happy with RCB players celebrating while MS Dhoni was waiting. — AFP

Former England captain Michael Vaughan bashed Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) players for not shaking hands with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) legend MS Dhoni after the match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.

Following the conclusion of the match, Dhoni, along with other CSK players, was waiting in line to shake hands with RCB players. However, after a long wait, the 42-year-old left without shaking hands with the opposition players.

Talking to Cricbuzz after the match, Vaughan stated that the RCB players should’ve shaken hands with the legend first as he was in the ground and waiting for them.

"If there was ever a time for a group of players to show awareness, we don't know, if that was MS Dhoni's last game and those players have run around the ground doing handstands when all they need to do is wait, 'the legend's over there. We have to just go and shake his hand," Vaughan said while speaking to Cricbuzz after the match.

The former England skipper also highlighted the “indecency” and lack of awareness of RCB players for keeping MS Dhoni waiting while they were doing their celebrations.

"You shake hands and then do your cartwheels and stuff. I wouldn't want to be an RCB player waking up tomorrow morning thinking MS Dhoni has just announced his retirement and we didn't have the decency to go and shake his hand first," Vaughan added.


Dhoni, who has led CSK to five IPL titles, may have played his last match in the IPL against RCB as the 42-year-old could announce his retirement from league cricket in the near future.

Remember, RCB finished the round stage with 14 points and will now play Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals or Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have been booked to play Qualifier 1 after they bagged 19 points in the 13 games.

IPL 2024 Playoffs Schedule

May 21: Qualifier 1 — Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals/Sunrisers Hyderabad @ Ahmedabad

May 22: Eliminator — Rajasthan Royals/Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru @ Ahmedabad

May 24: Qualifier 2 — Loser of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Eliminator @ Chennai

May 26: Final — Winner of Qualifier 1 vs Winner of Qualifier 2 @ Chennai