IPL 2024: Virat Kohli fined after KKR vs RCB

He was fined 50 percent of his match fee for showing dissent

By Web Desk
April 22, 2024
Kohli walks off the field. - BCCI

Virat Kohli was fined 50 percent of his match fee for showing dissent towards the umpire's decision following his dismissal in Royal Challengers Bengaluru's defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday. 

Kohli seemed to be in splendid form, having amassed 18 runs off just 7 deliveries, before being caught out by a Harshit Rana slower delivery. The RCB batter was thoroughly displeased with the subsequent events.

Rana completed the catch cleanly, and it appeared that everyone, even in the commentary box, believed it was a no-ball.

The umpires reviewed the decision, and the third umpire confirmed the delivery was not too high, resulting in Kohli's dismissal. The RCB star was left bewildered by what had occurred, which quickly turned to frustration. RCB skipper Faf du Plessis was also observed in a heated discussion with the umpires.

Kohli initially walked off but returned to argue umpires and shout at them. The RCB stalwart was seen shaking his head as he departed and conversing with his bench as KKR claimed their first wicket.

An impressive batting display, led by captain Shreyas Iyer (50 off 36), along with a solid bowling and fielding effort, helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in a last-over thriller.

Sam Curran also fined

“Sam Curran, the Punjab Kings captain, has been fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during his team's Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against the Gujarat Titans at the PCA New International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur on April 21,” IPL said in a press release.

“Curran committed a Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL's Code of Conduct. He admitted to the offence and accepted the Match Referee’s sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding.”