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RCB Skipper, Virat Kohli Fined With 12 Lakhs For A Slow Over Rate

After a tough losing session in the in the IPL, RCB finally tasted their victory in this season by a thrilling eight-wicket win over the Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. This was the first much-awaited win for the Royal Challengers Bangalore after bearing six straight losses in the competition. However, the win came out to be a bitter one as the skipper of RCB was fined with the slow over rate. He is not the only captain that has been fined with a slow over rate; other captains who suffered the same fate are the Mumbai Indians skipper, Rohit Sharma and the Rajasthan Royals skipper, Ajinkya Rahane. The fine was however imposed by the match referee Prakash Bhatt.

As it was his team’s first offense of the season, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh

He further said that the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Vriat Kohli due to the slow over rate during the IPL season 12 while playing against the Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on 13th April 2019. “Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on 13th April 2019,” said the umpire.

He further said that as this was his teams’ first offence that is why this is the minimum match fee imposed on him. “As it was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh,” read the release.

He further said that if the offence continues then his team will have to go through harsher punishments. A second offence of slow over rate would result in the fine of INR 24 lakhs for the captain and INR 6 lakhs or 25% of the match fee from the every other player in the team or whichever is lesser.

In case this happens for the third time, Kohli will be fined for INR 30 lakhs and a ban from the teams’ next game. The other players of the playing XI will be fined with INR 12 lakhs each or 50% of the match fee; in that case whichever is lesser.

Great feeling to get across the line said Kohli

Kohli on the other hand, was absolutely delighted when he came for the post-match presentation after the win of his team. Kings XI Punjab came out to bat under one-man army guidance, Chris Gayle who batted splendid innings of 99 runs. However, RCB came forth with an extremely well form as Kohli and AB de Villiers batted their personal fifties as the team crossed the line in the final over.

“Most pleasing thing is coming for an interview at this time, and not immediately out of the field. Great feeling to get across the line. Have been unlucky in a couple of games. Won’t say we’ve been unlucky in every game, but a couple of games we should’ve closed out before this. After so many setbacks, the guys had desired. That’s one word we spoke about,” said Kohli.