Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Delhi Capitals in Chennai on Tuesday.
“Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their IPL 2021 match against Delhi Capitals at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 20,” the IPL said in a statement.
“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Mr Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the statement added.
The offence, which is Rohit’s first of the ongoing 14th season, happened in MI’s six-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals (DC).
As per the IPL guidelines, the captain of the erring team is docked 12 lakh in fine on the first instance of slow over rate. On the second instance during the season, the fine for the captain is doubled (Rs 24 lakh) while every other member of playing XI is fined 25 percent of match fee or Rs 6 lakh – whichever is lesser.
When the offence is committed for the third time in a season, the captain has to pay a fee of Rs 30 lakh and serve a one-match ban, while rest of the members of the playing XI are charged with a fine of Rs 12 lakh or 50 percent of match fee – whichever is lesser.
Significantly, seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra (4/24) spun his web around the MI batters to restrict them to a paltry 137/9. Later, DC overhauled the target with five balls to spare.