MI captain Rohit Sharma was fined INR 24 lakh for his second slow over-rate offense of the season. If Rohit Sharma is found guilty a third time, he will be suspend for one game.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fine INR 24 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during his team’s match against Punjab Kings on Wednesday (April 13). Notably, this was Rohit’s second offense in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He is found guilty again, he will be ban for one game and fined INR 30 lakh.
Along with Rohit, the other members of the MI playing XI were fine INR 6 lakh, or 25% of their match fee (whichever is lower). The same was confirm in a press release issue by the IPL’s official website. Notably, Rohit became the first captain this season to commit multiple offenses of maintaining a slow over-rate. Rishabh Pant of the Delhi Capitals and Kane Williamson of the Sunrisers Hyderabad have both been found guilty once.
Rohit Sharma fined INR 24 lakh and the first captain to be charge with two slow over-rate offences.
“The Mumbai Indians have been fine after maintaining a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium, Pune on April 13,” according to an IPL release.
“This was the team’s second violation of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. Relating to minimum overrate offenses this season. Captain Rohit Sharma of the Mumbai Indians was fined Rs 24 lakhs. The rest of the playing eleven were fined Rs 6 lakhs or 25% of their match fee, whichever was lower,” said the release.
For the uninitiated, Rohit was previously fined INR 12 lakh for the same offense in MI’s first match of the season on March 27 against Delhi Capitals (DC). As a result, the MI captain will need to keep a close eye on the clock in the upcoming games.
Meanwhile, MI has had a disastrous season thus far, losing their first five games. They performed admirably against PBKS, but were defeated by a score of 12 runs. The five-time champions must tighten their belts because a couple more losses could see them eliminated from the playoff race.