MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to its third IPL title in 2018 after the franchise was inducted back into the league following the completion of a two-year ban period for its involvement in the 2013 spot fixing scandal.
Former Indian skipper, who had to play for Rising Pune Supergiants for two years during that period, has finally broken his silence on the whole incident.
“The biggest crime that I can commit is not a murder, it is actually match-fixing,” Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said in a soon-to-be released documentary that focuses on Chennai Super Kings’ fairy tale comeback to the Indian Premier League last year.
“The team was involved, I was accused too. It was a tough phase for all of us. Fans felt that the punishment was harsh. Coming back was an emotional moment and I have always said, what doesn’t kill you makes you strong,” he added.
The punishment was handed down by a Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee after they found Gurunath Meiyappan’s involvement, who was one of the key officials of the Chennai Super Kings, in betting related activities.