IPL 2021: RCB captain Virat Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate against CSK
Chennai Super Kings might have lost their first rubber against Delhi Capitals. But they ensured to make a grand comeback in the next four games. They defeated the likes of Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore to secure their fourth-consecutive win this season.
Their recent win came against Royal Challengers Bangalore at iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings batted first and posted 191/4 in their quota of 20 overs. Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the show as he changed the complexion of the game in the last over of CSK's innings.
The southpaw smacked as many as 37 runs in an over which included 5 sixes and a four. He also went on to equal Universe Boss Chris Gayle's record of 37 runs in an over. In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to chase the target as they were reduced to 122/9 in 20 overs.
RCB captain Virat Kohli fined 12 lakh for slow over-rate against CSK
After losing the game against MS Dhoni-led team by 69 runs on Sunday, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh for his club's slow over-rate. Every team is supposed to complete their full quota of 20 overs within 90 minutes.
Meawhile, the IPL governing council took note of games extending beyond the scheduled finish time in the last couple of editions. Since teams have been taking too much time, the IPL organizers decided to bring in strict regulations as far as over-rates are concerned.
RCB captain Virat Kohli will incur a hefty fine of 24 lakh if his side is found to have a slow over-rate a second time. Moreover, each member of his team will be penalized 6 lakh and 25 percent of their match fee.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League match against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 25,” a media release said.
“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to a minimum over-rate offences, Mr Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh,” it further stated.