IPL has imposed a fine of Rs 12 lakh on Rajasthan Royals captain Virat Kohli. This penalty is imposed on Virat due to slow over-rate. The IPL issued a statement informing it.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli will have to pay a fine of Rs 12 lakh. This penalty has been imposed against him for slow over-rate against Kings XI Punjab. It was clearly not Kohli’s day as his team not only lost the match by 97 runs, but the captain also did not contribute in any area against Kings XI Punjab. That is, his captaincy, batting and bowling tactics were also very useless.
“This was his team’s first mistake this season, so IPL Code of Conduct, Viroet Kohli has been fined Rs. 12 lakhs due to the minimum over-rate mistake,” the IPL said in a press release. This night was not good for Virat Kohli. He gave up two catches of century-hit KL Rahul, which cost his team dearly. Kohli did not even make any special runs.
KL Rahul’s catch dropped twice
At the same time, KL Rahul of his Kings XI Punjab scored 132 runs in 69 balls and also set some new records with it. He also became the highest run scorer in low balls in Indian IPL games. Kohli missed the catch of Rahul twice on the deep square leg of the first 17th over, when Rahul was playing at 83 and then in the 18th over when he was playing at 89. Due to missing these two catches, Kings XI Punjab’s score reached 206 for the loss of 3 wickets.
Virat said after losing the match
With the end of the match, Virat Kohli said about the slow over-rate, “I have to stand in front and bear the brunt of it, it was not a good day. When Rahul was set, there were some good opportunities.” Explain that Kings XI Punjab had scored 206 runs in 20 overs in this match, while Virat Kohli’s team Roy Changellers Bangalore were all out by 109 runs in 17 overs.