IPL 2020: Virat Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh after RCB’s 97-run loss to KXIP
Dubai: It was a forgettable day for captain Virat Kohli and his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team as they lost to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by a massive 97-run margin in IPL 2020 on Thursday (September 24). Adding more misery to the defeat was that Kohli has to pay a heavy fine now. Read on to find out details of the code of conduct breach by Kohli and RCB.
In a media advisory, IPL stated that RCB maintained a slow over-rate at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Kohli, who opted to bowl first, saw KXIP pile up 206/3 in 20 overs.
KXIP skipper KL Rahul was in blistering form, smashing 132 off 69 balls with 14 fours and seven sixes. Rahul was dropped twice by Kohli, and the right-hander made the Bangalore franchise pay heavily.
In reply, RCB were bundled out for 109 runs in 17 overs. Kohli managed to score just one run off five balls. Now, he has to pay Rs 12 lakh fine for maintaining a slow over-rate.
“Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli has been fined after his team maintained a slow over-rate during their Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on 24 September 2020,” IPL said in a statement.
“As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh,” it added.