Aussie pacer Mitchell Johnson fined 50 per cent of match fees for getting involved in a heated argument with Yusuf Pathan during LLC game

This war of words sprouted up during the qualifier match between India Capitals and Bhilwara Kings.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 04 October 2022 12:45 PM

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India Capitals' pacer Mitchell Johnson has received a fine of 50 per cent of his match fees for getting involved in a heated argument during the Legends League match. The fixture took place at the Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur on Sunday. This war of words sprouted up during the qualifier match between India Capitals and Bhilwara Kings where Johnson got engaged in a verbal spat with Bhilwara Kings' batsman Yusuf Pathan. 


The argument later also resulted in some sort of pushing before the umpires intervened. After a detailed investigation of the incident, the LLC disciplinary committee, headed by Legends League Cricket Commissioner Ravi Shastri, decided to punish the bowler and also send him an official warning.


"We are here to promote serious and competitive cricket through this league. What happened yesterday on the ground during the qualifier match shouldn't have happened. We have closely gone through the video multiple times before coming to any conclusion. I hope everyone gets a clear message that the spirit of the game is of prime importance and such things won't get repeated in this league," said Raman Raheja, CEO and Co-Founder of Legends League Cricket.


After securing their berth in the final, Bhilwara Kings and India Capitals will lock horns one more time in the final at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday in Jaipur. India Capitals already entered the final, but the Kings had to defeat the Gujarat Giants in a run-feast to book their spot in the finale.  


The Giants posted a massive first innings score led by the likes of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Yashpal Singh and Kevin O Brien. Jeevan Mendis also chipped in at the end with a 21-run cameo to take the score over the 190-mark. For Bhilwara, S Sreesanth was the pick of the bowlers as he picked two wickets.


In the second innings, the Kings had their big guns fire as Willian Porterfield led the charge with an incredible 60 off 43 balls. Similarly, Shane Watson also had an incredible 24-ball 48 to keep Bhilwara in the game. But in the end, it was the Pathan brothers who combined to score 43 in 24 balls to win the game. 

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