IPL 2022, DC vs MI | Rohit Sharma fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate

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Rohit Sharma first captain to be fined for slow over-rate in IPL 2022.

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IPL 2022, DC vs MI | Rohit Sharma fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over rate

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SportsCafe Desk

03/27/2022

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been handed a fine of Rs 12 lakh for a slow over-rate during his team's first match of IPL 2022 against Delhi Capitals. Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by four wickets in a thrilling contest to get their first points of this season under Rishabh Pant.

Rohit Sharma has been handed a fine of Rs 12 lakh for a slow over-rate during the second match of IPL 2022 which took place between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals. He and his team could not manage to bowl their overs in the specified time that was allotted to them at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.

A statement released by IPL said, "As it was the team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum overrate offences, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakhs". 

Earlier in the game, Ishan Kishan batted brilliantly for his side scoring a valiant 81 to help MI post 177/5 after being asked to bat first by Rishabh Pant. Mumbai Indians had looked in complete control of the game till the partnership between Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel. The two lower-order batters performed supremely as they turned the match on its head. Delhi Capitals who were at one stage 71/5 went on to win the game with four wickets in hand.

Kuldeep Yadav was adjudged player of the match for his brilliant spell of 3/18 in his quota of four overs. After being sidelined by the KKR side and eventually being released by them, Kuldeep Yadav's performance with Delhi Capitals will be a huge boost for his confidence. 

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