IPL 2024: Virat Kohli fined 50% match fees for argument with umpires during KKR vs RCB

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) batting star Virat Kohli has been fined a hefty 50 percent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Conduct in the IPL 2024 clash against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday at the Eden Gardens. The right-handed batter was seen arguing with the on-field umpires following his controversial dismissal.

Ace RCB batsman Virat Kohli was unhappy with his dismissal. Photo courtesy: Free Press Journal
Former RCB skipper Virat Kohli was unhappy with his dismissal. Photo courtesy: Free Press Journal

The dismissal of the former captain against Harshit Rana in the third over prompted an outrage in Kohli, as he believed it to be a no-ball, given it was above the waist. With the veteran forced to walk back to the pavilion, he was spotted arguing with the umpires, with RCB skipper Faf du Plessis also seen unhappy with the decision and resorted to do the same.

The 35-year-old also smashed the dustbin with his gloves in frustration while walking back to the pavilion. The veteran batter also spoke to the umpires following the game and tried to explain why he was not out.

KKR win thriller against RCB in high-scoring fest

Despite amassing a healthy score of 222, the Knight Riders managed to eke out only a one-run victory as the visitors fought tooth and nail. Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar were the standout performers for their side, while Dinesh Karthik and Suyash Prabhudessai also made vital contributions.

With 21 required off the final over, Karn Sharma slammed three sixes off Mitchell Starc’s bowling. Nevertheless, Starc held his nerve and affected a run-out off the final ball to see the Knight Riders home.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)