After a defeat of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB,) the team faced a huge fine for slow over rate against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP.)
On behalf of the team, Virat Kohli, the Captain of RCB was fined a heavy amount of Rs. 12 lakhs.
According to sources, Virat Kohli during the entire match was at fault on two occasions.
Captain Kohli dropped catches of K.L.Rahul, a player (skipper) of KXIP.
Virat Kohli’s two drop catches proved costly as Rahul scored a century in yesterday’s memorable match.
KXIP won the T20 against RCB with a margin of 97 runs. While KXIP made 206 runs with 3 wickets in 20 overs, RCB made 109 runs with 10 wickets in 17 overs.
After the match was over, Virat Kohli was fined Rs. 12 lakhs for slow over rate. However, RCB team was not suspended as it was their first offence under the IPL’s Code of Conduct related to minimum over rate offences.
Slow over rate is said to be when the bowlers/bowling side takes two much time to finish the innings of the batting side. Like in T20s bowlers usually have to finish innings in 1-1:30hrs.
According to the IPL Code of Conduct, it is an offence.
In yesterday’s match, Virat Kohli dropped his Kings XI Punjab counterpart K.L.Rahul twice, once in the 17th over at deep square leg when he was batting on 83 and then again in the 18th over when he was on 89.
Virat Kohli said, “I have to stand in front and take the brunt of it, not the best day in the office, couple of important chances of KL when he was set and that cost us 35-40 runs at a later stage. Maybe if we restricted them to 180 we wouldn’t have been under pressure from ball one of the chase. We know exactly where we went wrong and I have to put my hand up and say shoud’ve led from the front and taken those two chances.”
The IPL 2020 started from the 19th of September in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE.)
The 13th edition of IPL would continue till the 10th of November.
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