IPL 2019: RCB skipper Virat Kohli may end up in grave trouble

IPL 2019: RCB skipper Virat Kohli may end up in grave trouble

He was fined INR 12 lakhs of his match fees against KXIP.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hasn’t had the best of outings in this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise has lost seven out of their eight matches in the T20 tournament and is at the bottom of the points table. The team, captained by Virat Kohli, started the tournament with six consecutive defeats and was a recipient of severe criticism from every nook and corner.

They won against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by eight wickets at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. It came as a sigh of relief for them, however, the game didn’t go down well with their skipper in Kohli, who had a decent match with the bat in hand. The 30-year-old right-handed batsman scored 67 runs from 53 balls with eight boundaries but was slapped with a hefty fine of INR 12 lakhs.

Troubles looming large over Virat Kohli’s head

The same was for the reason that his team couldn’t complete the quota of overs in time. In the meantime, it has been learned that Virat may miss out on the rest of the matches as well if the RCB is found guilty of slow over-rate two more times as per reports in the IPL’s official website. A second offence over-rate would result in a fine of INR 24 lakhs for the captain.

Moreover, the other players in the team would be meted out with a fine of either INR 6 lakhs or 25 per cent of the match fees. A third offence will cost the skipper INR 30 lakhs and a suspension from the next contest. The other players would be getting a fine of 50 per cent of the match fees or INR 12 lakh, whichever is lesser.

As far as RCB’s campaign is concerned, they lost their previous match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and would face the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) next at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday.

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