Sourav defends Dhoni's spat with umpires

"Everyone is human. What stands out is his competitiveness. It's remarkable," was all Ganguly said when asked about the controversy. AFP File photo

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni's on-field confrontation with umpires during an IPL game, saying that "everyone is human".

In a rare instance, Chennai Super Kings' skipper Dhoni, who was not on the field of play, lost his cool and rushed out of the dugout on to the field to challenge umpire Ulhas Gandhe after he flip-flopped on a no-ball during the IPL encounter against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday night.

"Everyone is human. What stands out is his competitiveness. It's remarkable," was all Ganguly said when asked about the controversy.

Dhoni escaped a ban and was let off with a fine of 50 per cent fine of his match fee for an unprecedented confrontation with the umpires but former cricketers came down hard on India's two-time World Cup winning captain for his act, saying that he had set a wrong precedent.

Meanwhile, Ganguly, serving as an adviser for the Delhi Capitals team, had a smile on his face after the visitors posted a seven-wicket victory over hosts Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday night.

"Two out of two against such a good team is outstanding. I am very satisfied," he said.

Delhi had earlier won the first leg of the fixtures at home.

Ganguly said, "Everything at Eden is special. This is the best ground, the best pitch in the country."

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