Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 clash against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. The defending champions lost the match by six wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
As per the IPL guidelines, the captain of the team which fails to maintain the over-rate is fined Rs 12 lakh in fine on the first instance of slow over-rate. On the second instance during the season, the fine for the captain is doubled (INR 24 lakh) while every other member of playing XI is fined 25 percent of match fee or INR 6 lakh - whichever is lesser. When the offence is committed for the third time in a season, the captain has to pay a fee of Rs 30 lakh and serve a one-match ban, while rest of the members of the playing XI are charged with a fine of Rs 12 lakh or 50 per cent of match fee – whichever is lesser. This same penalty is enforced for any subsequent offences.
Rohit second captain to be fined for maintaining slow over-rate
Rohit is the second captain to cop a fine for maintaining a slow over-rate in the ongoing edition after Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni. Although, three-time champions CSK have maintained minimum over-rate in their subsequent matches.
"Just a niggle; should be ok" - Rohit gives injury update
Rohit, who left the field midway during the Capitals innings due to an injury provided an update on his fitness after the match In the post-match interaction with Danny Morrison. Rohit said, "No, it is absolutely fine (giving a thumbs up to the camera). It is just a small niggle, it should be okay.”