IPL 2017: Rohit Sharma fined 50 percent Match Fee for Strife

IPL 2017: Rohit Sharma fined 50 percent Match Fee for Strife

Monday IPL between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium in which Mumbai Indians won the toss and decided to bowl. But the end of the match was not good for the MI team.

Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma was fined 50 percent of his match fees for opposing the umpire’s decision during the IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. The incident occurred during the final over which Mumbai Indians lost by three runs.

Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday said- “Captain Rohit Sharma, didn’t misbehave with the Umpire. Mumbai Indians needed 17 off the last over to win against Rising Pune Supergiant. He further added that Rohit wanted to check what is the rule, where he needs to stand, he did not shout at the umpire and asked him why did he not call a wide, he was asking where should I stand so that it is called a wide, if the bowl so outside, the more you move, the bowler will get the margin”.

About the Incident

After losing Hardik Pandya in the first ball, Rohit Sharma hit a six in the second but Jaydev Unadkat bowled slower and which was slightly outside the off-stump. Sharma thought it a wide but however, umpire Sundaram Ravi didn’t call it a wide.

The decision disappointed the Captain, due to which he walked up to the umpire and protested even as the square-leg umpire Ammanabrole Kishore intervened. He was fined 50 per cent of his match fee after the incident. This is the second time in this season’s IPL that Rohit has shown disagreement at an umpire’s decision. He had earlier disagreed with the umpire’s decision during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders a couple of weeks ago but was then let off with a rebuke by the match referee.


Rising Pune Supergiant scored 160/6 (20.0)

Mumbai Indians scored 157/8 (20.0)

Man of the Match- Ben Stokes