IPL-12: RCB win first win, but Kohli fined for slow over rate

Apr 14 2019 12:13 PM
IPL-12: RCB win first win, but Kohli fined for slow over rate

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has been penalized. They will have to pay a fine of 12 lakh due to slow over-rate during the IPL match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). According to the statement issued by the IPL, "This was the first offense of the team in this session under the IPL Code of Conduct relating to slow over speed. Kohli has been fined with a fine of Rs 12 lakhs.

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The India captain hit a crucial 67 to guide his side to their first win after six straight defeats. Bangalore’s six earlier losses had equaled the record for the worst start to an IPL season. Earlier, due to the slow over-speed in the current IPL, fine has also been imposed on Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals) and Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians).

After registering the first win in the 12th edition of IPL on Saturday, Virat Kohli said that the players of his team performed disappointingly in this season, but now he wants to do well. Bangalore defeated Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets. After the match, Virat Kohli said, "It is very nice to give an interview at this time. It was great to win the match. In the last few matches, the luck was not with us. I would not say that we were unlucky in every match, but we should have won some matches. After so much disappointment, the boys want to perform well again and we talked about this.

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