Ravichandran Ashwin fined Rs 12 lakh for KXIP’s slow over-rate
Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 match against Delhi Capitals in Delhi on 20th April 2019 at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Saturday.
Ashwin’s team have been found to violate IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to the minimum over-rate offences and as this is their first such kind of offense in the ongoing season, the off-spinner has been fined Rs 12 lakh.
An IPL release said,
“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. Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh.”
Ravichandran Ashwin became the fourth captain this season to be fined for slow over rate offence.
Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma, Rajasthan Royals’ just depleted captain Ajinkya Rahane, and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli are the other captains to suffer the fate.
In this particular match, the hosts totally outplayed Kings XI Punjab; the Punjab side suffered their third loss in last four games.
They are, however, still in the top four with five wins and as many losses.
Put into bat first, Kings XI Punjab scored 163 for 7 with the Jamaican giant Chris Gayle top scoring 69 but he barely received any support from the other end. Failing to capitalize the foundation, KXIP set a moderate total to chase in front of Delhi Capitals.
In reply, Delhi Capitals chased down the total without putting much effort.
Shikhar Dhawan led the attack for Delhi scoring 56 before skipper Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 58 to take the side home of victory.