Rohit fined 50% of match fees for showing dissent


Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians skipper, has been fined 50% of his match fees for a Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct, the IPL governing body announced on Tuesday (April 25). The MI batting mainstay was penalised after his show of dissent against the on-field umpire’s decision to signal a wide in the final over of the match against Rising Pune Supergiant.

During MI’s chase of 161 at the Wankhede stadium, Rohit had walked across the stumps to a Jaydev Unadkat delivery that was bowled well outside the off-stump and eventually decided to leave the ball alone. Umpire S Ravi, however, did not adjudge it a wide, much to the dismay of the MI captain, who was seen having a long conversation with the umpires. Rohit was dismissed off the next delivery and MI ended up losing the game by 3 runs.

Rohit admitted to his offence after match referee Javagal Srinath found his action to be in breach of article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials.

This was Rohit’s second infraction in IPL 2017, having earlier disagreed with the umpire’s decision during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders a couple of weeks back. Then, the MI captain was let off with a reprimand by the match referee.

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