Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma has been fined 15% of his match fee for a Code of Conduct violation during his side’s encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. He sparked a controversy in the game after expressing his displeasure over the umpire’s decision by knocking down the bails on the bowler’s end with his bat.
During his walk back to the pavilion after getting dismissed, Rohit had a brief chat with the on-field umpire before knocking down the bails on the bowler’s end with his bat to express his frustration over the decision.
The incident happened in the 4th over of Mumbai Indians’ chase when Rohit was batting on 12 off 8 balls. Harry Gurney outfoxed Rohit with a full-length delivery which hit him on the back leg. Umpire Nitin Menon raised his finger straight away before Rohit decided to review the call. The hawk-eye showed umpire’s call as the ball was hitting the wickets.
The decision was upheld but Rohit wasn’t happy as he walked down for a chat with the umpire and took down the bails on the bowler’s end with his bat.
“Mr. Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” an IPL release said.