IPL 2018: Virat Kohli fined for RCB's slow over rate against CSK

Virat's RCB lost to CSK by 5 wickets last night.

Virat Kohli pic credit AFP

Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, has been fined a sum of Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate during the last night's Indian Premier League (IPL) game against the Chennai Super Kings in Bangalore. 

This was RCB’s first such offence of the season and so, Kohli their captain was fined  Rs 12 lakh under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences. The result of multiple offending of the crucial rules like this is worse.

The IPL governing council issued a press release today stating that, “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 Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh,”  

Chennai Super Kings led by the great MS Dhoni went on to beat Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore last night by 5 wickets. 

RCB had put on a challenging score of 205 on the board for after AB de Villiers scored a 30-ball 68 and Quinton de Kock got 53 but an MS Dhoni masterclass of 70* from 34 balls overshadowed all other efforts, even of the 82 in no time from the admirable Ambati Rayudu. 

Kohli after the match was quoted saying, “If we cannot defend even 200, it’s a problem somewhere. It hurts at the moment, very tough for us to swallow but a great game for Chennai.”

Bangalore currently stand sixth in the table with just two wins and four points. RCB will now take on Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.


By Kashish Chadha - 26 Apr, 2018

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