Mumbai Indians captain Suryakumar Yadav was fined for keeping a slow pace during his team’s Indian Premier League 2023 match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, April 16.
“As it was his team’s first offense of the season as per the IPL Code of Conduct in relation to minimum surcharge offences, Mr. Suryakumar Yadav was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” read a statement from the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Suryakumar led the team during the absence of Rohit Sharma, who did not play due to a stomach virus. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana was fined 25% of the match fee for violating the IPL Code of Conduct.
He was seen arguing with Mumbai Indians spinner Hrithik Shokeen after the latter sacked the KKR captain for 5 runs on 10 balls. Shokeen gave the batsman a farewell, causing the Knight Riders captain to lose his cool.
The 22-year-old was fined 10% of the match fee for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct.
Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets
The Mumbai Indians faced the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 22nd match of the 2023 Indian Premier League. After being asked to bat first, the Knight Riders scored 185/6 in the allotted 20 overs courtesy of a century from Venkatesh Iyer.
Iyer (104 off 51 balls) became only the second KKR player after Brendon McCullum to score a century in IPL history. His hit included nine sixes and six fours.
In response, the Mumbai Indians went after the goal with 5 wickets in hand and 14 balls to spare. The highest scores for the Mumbai Indians were Ishan Kishan (58 of 25), Captain Suryakumar Yadav (43 of 25) and Tilak Varma (30 of 25).
Rohit Sharma (20) and Tim David (24*) also contributed a few runs to their team’s tally to secure a comfortable win for the Mumbai-based franchise.