Rohit Sharma was fined of 15% of his match fees for breaching the code of conduct following the KKR vs MI IPL 2019 clash on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma hit the stumps with his bat after being adjudged leg-before wicket (LBW) after trying to loft KKR left-arm pacer Harry Gurney.
Rohit Sharma, initially reviewed the decision and after he was given out, he demonstrated his disapproval by exchanging a few words with the on-field umpire, culminating with him breaking the stumps.
Chasing a score of 233 at the Eden Gardens, Rohit Sharma gave the Mumbai Indians a good start by smashing three boundaries early into his innings, before losing his wicket to Harry Gurney in the fourth over.
Replays showed that the ball was just clipping leg stump as Rohit Sharma reviewed the decision.
During the hearing with the match referee after the game, Rohit Sharma accepted the sanction.
“Mr. Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.” – IPL Authorities.
Placed third in the IPL points table with 14 points in 12 games, Mumbai Indians eventually went on to lose the game by 34 runs.