IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma fined for breaking stumps vs KKR

Sudhir Gupta 09:42 29/04/2019
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Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. Image - BCCI/SPORTZPICS.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) Player’s Code of Conduct.

The incident occurred during Mumbai’s clash against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday when Rohit was batting at the crease. With Mumbai chasing a target of 233 runs, Rohit was adjudged lbw by the umpire in the fourth over the innings after the right-hander had missed a hook off Harry Gurney.

Showing his frustration at the decision, the Mumbai opener broke the stumps at the non-striker’s end with his bat and exchanged a few words with the umpire before making his way off the field.

Rohit has accepted the charge under Level 1 of 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct.

Mumbai Indians ultimately went on to lose the match by 34 runs despite a valiant effort from all-rounder Hardik Pandya who struck the fastest half-century of the 2019 edition.

The loss means that the three-time champions will have to wait another game at least before they can confirm their spot in the play-offs. As of now, defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are the two sides to have secured their place in the play-offs.

Mumbai are currently third on the table with 14 points from 12 games so far and need at least one win in their remaining clashes against Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad to guarantee a spot in the top-four.

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