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Virat Kohli Escapes Fine After Rebuked for Breach of Code – IPL 2021

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The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli was accused for slamming a chair post after his dismissal against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, the RCBians managed to win the match by six runs. On the contrary to Gautam Gambhir who was charged a fine of 15% of match fee, Virat Kohli was just warned by the umpire for the incident that took place.

After a dugout by the Barbadian cricketer, Jason Holder, Virat Kohli was disappointed. As he never fails to express himself, he showed it to the poor chair which was instantly caught in the cameras around. Batting at the score of 33, the skipper wanted to pick up some momentum. His plans failed miserably as a short delivery went straight into the hands of Vijay Shankar.

Earlier in IPL 2016, the KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir was charged 15% fine on a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore by the umpire, Vengalil Narayan Kutty.

The first level of clause 2.2 form the rulebook states that, “Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment, or fixing and fittings during a match.” After his dismissal, the 32-year old was frustrated and showed his anger on the chair. He was even fined for the same by the cricket association. However, he had a narrow escape from the punishment as the match referee warned the player and sent him without penalizing.

The Bangalore team is back on track as they have implanted their second consecutive victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chennai and continue to top the points table.

Virat Kohli’s Squad Beats David Warner’s Army by Six Runs

The match between RCB and SRH was just the replica of the match that happened the day before between MI and KKR. The Royal Challengers Bangalore put up a total of 149/8. David Warner scored a half century (54 runs) and Manish Pandey (38 runs) put a decent partnership of 96/1. Once Warner was dismissed, SRH batsmen collapsed back to back as they ended in 123/6 for 18 runs. Finally, the RCB team triumphed with a victory by 6 runs.

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