Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has copped a fine after his team was found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate in the clash against Kings XI Punjab on Thursday in Dubai.
RCB crashed to a heavy 97-run defeat in their second game of the season as they spectacularly failed in their pursuit of the imposing 207-run target.
Kohli himself endured a torrid time in the field as he dropped two simple chances off record centurion KL Rahul and later departed for just one run amid a top-order collapse.
"As it was his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh," the IPL press release stated.
The KXIP innings lasted an hour and 51 minutes as Kohli preferred to bowl the majority of overs with pacers. Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini and Shivam Dube combined to deliver 14 overs but all of them returned expensive figures.
On the other hand, the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar leaked only 38 runs in six overs.