IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma Fined For Breaching Code Of Conduct
Rohit Sharma (Credits: BCCI)

Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians had a day to forget at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. The three-time winners were taken to the cleaners by Kolkata Knight Riders as they lost their first game to the Kolkata-based outfit after winning eight in a row. The game became even more forgettable for Rohit Sharma as he was fined 15 per cent of his match fee after a breach of the Code Of Conduct.

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A miffed Rohit had broken the stumps at the non-striker’s end with his bat after being given out leg before in the fourth over off the bowling of Harry Gurney.  Rohit had reviewed the decision but it did not make any difference. And while walking back towards the dressing room, he was seen having a word or two with the umpire before dislodging the bails with his bat. Rohit is  charged under Level 1 of 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. Rohit has accepted the sanction.

 

“Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians batsman and captain, was fined 15 percent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Kolkata.Mr. Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” read a statement from the IPL.
IPL 2019: Rohit Sharma Fined For Breaching Code Of Conduct
Rohit Sharma (Credits: BCCI)

Talking about the game, Mumbai Indians went on to lose the game by 34 runs in the end. Asked to bat first, the Knight Riders had piled up a mammoth 232 for 2 thanks to whirlwind fifties from Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill and Andre Russell. While Lynn smashed 54 off 29, Gill and Russell scored 76 and 80 runs respectively.  In reply, Mumbai Indians gave a good fight courtesy Hardik Pandya’s blistering 91-run knock but eventually ended on 198 for 7. With the win, the Knight Riders moved up to the fifth place with 5 wins from 12 games. Mumbai, on the other hand, remained at third with seven wins from 12 games.

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