Kolkata : Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been fined 15% of his match fee for hitting the stumps with his bat after his dismissal during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Kolkata.
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Rohit Sharma showed frustration after being given out leg before wicket (LBW), the batsman hit the stumps with his bat at the non-striker’s end, violating the Indian Premier League’s code of conduct at the Eden Garden Sunday night.
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Mumbai Indians lost the high-scoring match by 34 runs, helping the hosts snap a six-match losing streak.
Rohit admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s code of conduct and accepted the sanction.
“Rohit Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” an IPL release said.
While the umpire had no hesitation in ruling the batsman out, Rohit opted for DRS, which upheld the field official’s decision.
Rohit was earlier fined rs 12 lakh for his team’s slow over-rate against Kings XI Punjab.