M Vijay fined 10% match fee for showing dissent
Indian cricketer Murali Vijay who has been currently out of the national team set up hit the headlines for a wrong reason. Out-of-favour India opener was fined 10 per cent of his match fee on Monday for expressing dissent over a call by the on-field umpires on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy game between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The incident took place just two balls before tea session in the 70th over when Ravi Ashwin and Co. confidently made a caught behind appeal against Pavan Deshpande but the umpire Nitin Pandit turned down much to players’ shock.
After being disappointed with the call, Ashwin and the rest of his teammates immediately surrounded the pitch before umpire Pandit walked up to the ace spinner to have a chat during the game.
On the contrary, the square-leg umpire Anil Dandekar was doing his best to calm down an upset Murali Vijay by holding his hand. The Tamil Nadu team management later added that Vijay has been fined 10% of his match fee for showing dissent on the field as it is against the spirit of the bat-ball game.
No matter what happens in the game of cricket, it is always tough to control the emotions which at times, can get the better of the others. It should be noted that there were many decisions which went against Tamil Nadu which left Ravi Ashwin, keeper N Jagadeesan and Vijay in shock during the match.
Karnataka reached 259/6 at stumps after choosing to bat with Devdutt Padikkal (78) and Pavan Deshpande (65) being the crunch performers for the visitors.
For the hosts, debutant left-arm spinner M Siddharth picked two wickets, while Ashwin, K Vignesh and B Aparajith took one wicket apiece.