IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma fined Rs 12 lakh for slow speed in MI v DC loss


Rohit Sharma became the first Indian Premier League (IPL) captain to be fined for slow overstepping in 2022. The Mumbai Indians captain has been fined Rs 12 lakh as the five-time champions failed to fulfill his overs quota within the set time limit in a four-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals on Sunday at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium.

“Because it was the team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s code of conduct on minimum overstatement offences, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” the IPL said in a statement.

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The Mumbai Indians bowled just 18.2 overs in their IPL 2022 opener as they watched Delhi Capitals snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, chasing down 178 with 10 balls and 4 wickets.

Chasing a challenging 178, Delhi was down 72-5 within 10 overs, but lesser-known Delhi all-rounder Yadav stayed calm during his unbeaten 38-ball to bring his side home.

Indian all-rounder Patel intervened with a Quickfire 17-Ball 38 Not Out as DC passed the 10-ball target.
Yadav smashed four limits and two sixes while Patel had two hours and three highs as the duo sewed a winning 75-run, 30-ball partnership for the seventh wicket.

After an ordinary day with the ball (4-0-40-0), Patel kept his best for the chase after Delhi lost its key batsmen – Prithvi Shaw (38), Rishabh Pant (1), Rovman Powell (0) – cheap.

Mumbai looked normal in their pace attack as Jasprit Bumrah returned wicketless (3.2-0-43-0).


Earlier, wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan showed immense maturity as he anchored Mumbai’s innings with 81 unbeaten in a 177-5 battle.

The 23-year-old opener, who became the most expensive buy of the IPL 2022 auction when MI bought him back for Rs 15.25 crore, proved his worth as he smashed 11 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 48-ball stroke.

After playing second fiddle to his skipper Rohit Sharma (41) in the power play, Kishan came alone to smash his third straight fifty for MI and 10th overall.

Delhi hit the brakes in the middle overs, relying on Kuldeep Yadav’s excellent bowling performance of 4-0-18-3, which included valuable wickets from Rohit and Kieron Pollard (3).

But Kishan held out even as wickets fell around him before exploding in death, with Mumbai scoring 59 runs in the last five overs.

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