Here's why Virat Kohli fined 24 lakh while RCB players fined 6 lakh each for breaching IPL's Code vs RR
They won the last game against the Rajasthan Royals at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday, and it was stand-in skipper Virat Kohli who led the team to its second consecutive victory in the tournament. Batters did a pretty good job while bowlers helped them to restricted the opposition.
But with the win, RCB has been charged a hefty amount because of the slow over-rate of the team. Skipper Virat Kohli has also been charged for maintaining the slow over-rate in the game against Rajasthan Royals on April 23.
Not just the captain, every player in the playing XI has been fined. Notably it was the second time that RCB fould guilty for maintaining the slow over-rate under the IPL's Code of Conduct. First time, the captain gets fined but it is done again then the whole team gets fined.
Virat has been fined INR 24 lakh, while every player in the playing XI, which also includes the "impact substitute," is also fined INR 6 lakh or 25 percent of the match fee (whichever is less).
Speaking of the game, Virat didn't have a great game with the bat, as he was dismissed for a golden duck by Trent Boult on the very first delivery of the game. But the 127-run partnership for the third wicket between Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell helped RCB to reach a challenging toral of 189/9.
Du Plessis made a 39-ball 62, and Maxwell scored 77 off 44 balls. Chasing the target, RR lost Jos Buttler for a duck in the very first over. Yashasvi Jaiswal (47) and Devdutt Padikkal (52) tried hard but Rajasthan only reached 182/6 and lost the game by 7 runs.