IPL: Rohit Sharma Fined for Showing Dissent at Umpire’s Decision
Rohit Sharma has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined 50 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiant on Monday.
The incident occurred during the final over of Monday night's match which Mumbai lost by three runs. Needing 161 for the win, Mumbai could only manage 157/8 in their 20 overs.
The Mumbai skipper later ‘admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials. This his second Level 1 offence this season,’ the IPL governing body announced in a statement on Tuesday. .
For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the match referee’s decision is final and binding.
Rohit, who was the highest scorer for Mumbai with 58 runs off 39 balls, got into an argument with umpire S. Ravi with the hosts needing 11 runs from four balls when Pune pacer Jaydev Unadkat bowled a slower delivery which was slightly outside the off-stump.
Probably judging that the delivery will be called a wide, Rohit decided not to offer a shot. But the umpire decided to adjudge it a legal delivery which prompted the Mumbai captain to protest the decision.
This is the second time during this year's IPL that Rohit has shown dissent at an umpire's decision. He had earlier disagreed with the umpire's decision during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders a couple of weeks ago but was then let off with a reprimand by the match referee.
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