NEW DELHI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has fined two players, including star batsman Virat Kohli, and a team mentor for an altercation caught on camera.
Kohli and Lucknow Super Giants’ mentor Gautam Gambhir were fined 100% of their fee for an IPL match played on Monday.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is making headlines again, but this time it’s not for his impressive performance on the field. Kohli has been in the news due to his altercation with the Lucknow Super Giants after a recent match. As a result, he has lost his entire match fee.
However, Kohli is receiving support from his fans on social media, where he is extremely popular. He posted a picture on his Instagram account, and the reactions of the fans have been pouring in. Some have even offered to support him if a similar situation arises in the future.
After the altercation with Gautam Gambhir, Naveen-ul-Haq and Amit Mishra, both Kohli and Gambhir were fined 100% of their match fees. This is a massive loss for Kohli, who has lost around one crore due to the fine. However, Kohli seems to be taking the loss in his stride and is focused on RCB’s victory in the IPL.
A statement issued by the IPL said that both Kohli and Gambhir had admitted to a Level 2 offence under under Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct, which deals with acts including unruly public behaviour.
Naveen admitted to a Level 1 offence, the statement added.
Both players are known for being animated on the cricket field.
RCB has not yet won an IPL trophy, but Kohli’s fans are hoping that this year will be different. The cricketer is in excellent form, and his performance has been outstanding. His fans are optimistic that this will be the year RCB will take home the trophy.
While Kohli’s altercation with the Lucknow Super Giants has resulted in a significant loss, his fans continue to support him on social media. They are hopeful that RCB will win the IPL trophy this year, with Kohli leading the charge.