Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision during their IPL match against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.
"Mr Sharma admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials. This is Mr Sharmaâs second Level 1 offence this season,â the IPL release said.
"For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Refereeâs decision is final and binding", it said.
[blurb]The incident happened when MI needed 17 in the last over bowled by Jaydev Unadkat.[/blurb]
In the first delivery, Ben Stokes took a brilliant catch in the deep to pack off Hardik Pandya, while the second was heaved over long-on for a six by Rohit.
Having seen Rohit shuffle across the stumps, Unadkat pushed the third delivery of the over wide and the Mumbai skipper, realising that the ball was going outside the line, left it alone.
But umpire S Ravi didn't call it a wide.
[blurb]Disappointed with the decision, Rohit walked up to the umpire and protested angrily. The square-leg umpire A Nand Kishore had to intervene to calm the situation.[/blurb]
Needing 11 off three balls, Rohit skied the fourth ball and was caught-and-bowled by Unadkat for a 39-ball 58 as Mumbai went down by three runs.