New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir has been fined 15 percent of his match fees for kicking a chair during a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The incident happened in the penultimate over of the innings, when Suryakumar Yadav swept a ball for a boundary, bringing down the equation to two runs off eight balls. Gambhir knew his team had pulled off an emphatic win as he kicked a chair in the dugout.
The Delhi batsman possibly let out his frustration on the chair after he was wrongly adjudged lbw while batting on 37.
On the other hand, RCB skipper Virat Kohli has been imposed a fine of Rs 24 lakh due to slow over-rate for second time.
Kohli has now paid a total fine of Rs 36 lakh having already been fined Rs 12 lakh for an earlier offence of slow over-rate and the penalty was doubled as it was the second time that his bowlers failed to mainatain over-rate.
According to an IPL media release: "Gautam Gambhir from the Kolkata Knight Riders team was fined 15% of his match fee for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday.
"Gambhir admitted the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.8) of abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding."
(With PTI inputs)