NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bangalore batter Virat Kohli
has been fined 10 percent of his match fees for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Chennai Super Kings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli
has been fined 10 percent of his match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru,” the IPL said in a statement.
“Mr. Kohli admitted to the Level 1 offence under Article 2.2 of the IPL Code of Conduct,” it added.
Notably, for Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.
IPL 2023: CSK survive Du Plessis-Maxwell storm to beat RCB
<p>Chennai Super Kings held on for an eight-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring IPL match on Monday. </p>
<p>RCB lost despite a blistering partnership from Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell in a match that saw a record-equalling 33 sixes hit in Bengaluru. </p>
<p>Devon Conway and Shivam Dube blasted 83 and 52 respectively to help CSK post a commanding 226/6 batting first. </p>
<p>Conway set the tone for the match with his 45-ball knock, laced with six sixes, as he put on big partnerships with Ajinkya Rahane and then Dube. </p>
<p>Rahane smashed 37 before being bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga but Conway kept up the charge with Dube for company in a partnership of 80 off 37 balls. </p>
<p>RCB attempted to pull things back with the wickets of Conway, who was named man of the match, and Dube, who departed after a 27-ball innings. </p>
<p>But Moeen Ali steered CSK to the mammoth total with his unbeaten nine-ball 19. </p>
<p>RCB skipper Du Plessis (62) and Maxwell (76) brought the home crowd alive in a blazing partnership of 126. </p>
<p>Du Plessis and Maxwell tore into the CSK attack, striking 12 sixes between them after losing two early wickets including Virat Kohli in the first over. </p>
<p>Dhoni played his part with two high catches to dismiss the dangerous pair, with Maxwell and Du Plessis falling in the space of two overs. </p>
<p>Maheesh Theekshana removed Maxwell after his 36-ball blitz, including eight hits over the boundary, and Moeen Ali sent back Du Plessis. </p>
<p>Dinesh Karthik hit a 14-ball 28 but CSK regained control with regular wickets as RCB failed to keep up with the asking rate. </p>
<p>With 19 runs needed to win from the final over, Matheesha Pathirana kept his calm to give away just 10 and RCB ended on 218/8. </p>
<p>Four-time champions CSK moved to third in the 10-team table with three wins in five matches. </p>
The statement didn’t specify the incident but the fine possibly came because of Kohli’s exuberant celebration of CSK batter Shivam Dube’s wicket. Dube was caught by Mohammed Siraj in the deep during the 17th over, when he was threatening to take the game away from RCB.
Virat didn’t have a great game with the bat against CSK. After hitting a boundary against left-arm pacer Akash Singh, Kohli got unlucky, when the ball hit him off the bat and ricocheted into the stumps, forcing him to walk back to the dugout in the very first over of a mammoth chase of 227 runs.
Attacking fifties from Devon Conway (83 off 45) and Shivam Dube (52 off 27) powered CSK to 226/6. The CSK bowlers then held their nerve and survived Glenn Maxwell (76 off 36) and Faf Du Plessis (62 off 33) blitzes to win the match by 8 runs on Monday.