Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir were fined 100% of their match money for breaking the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct.
It happened during an IPL match between the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Lucknow.
During the match at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, both the RCB batter and the LSG Team coach admitted to breaking Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct at a Level 2 level.
LSG bowler Naveen-ul-Haq was additionally fined 50% of his match fees for breaking the Code of Conduct. Naveen-ul-Haq admitted to the Level 1 infringement in accordance with Article 2.21 of the IPL Code of Conduct.
K.L. Rahul batted with a leg injury in a futile bid to lead his team to victory, as RCB bowled LSG out for 108 after reaching 126/9 in 20 overs. Kohli performed his trademark combative motions to signify the elimination of wickets during the Lucknow innings.