On Monday night, Nitish Rana led the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to a five-wicket victory over the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This propelled KKR to fifth place in the IPL 2023 points table. But Rana’s night was made even worse when the IPL fined him for maintaining a slow overrate.
It was Rana’s second fine of the IPL 2023 season, but it was the first time he had been fined for exceeding the speed limit. “The leader of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Nitish Rana, was fined because his team’s over-rate was slow during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) game against the Punjab Kings at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.” “Mr. Rana was fined Rs. 12 lakhs because it was his team’s first minimum over-rate violation of the season, which is against the IPL’s Code of Conduct,” according to an IPL statement.
Rana had a verbal altercation with Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hrithik Shokeen earlier this season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which cost him 25% of his match pay. The Mumbai Indians’ bowler yelled at Rana after dismissing the KKR captain in the ninth over of their match at Wankhede Stadium. Rana came to a halt, turned around, and yelled back at the bowler.
Shokeen looked directly at the batter after Rana was caught by replacement fielder Ramandeep Singh at long on. When Rana turned around to respond to the young player’s attack, the Mumbai Indians’ stand-in captain, Suryakumar Yadav, and the game’s most experienced player, Piyush Chawla, stepped in to calm things down.
“Kolkata Knight Riders captain Nitish Rana was fined 25% of his match fee for breaking the IPL Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.” The BCCI said in a statement that Rana admitted to violating Article 2.21 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct, which is a Level 1 offense.
“Hrithik Shokeen, a bowler for the Mumbai Indians, was fined 10% of his match fee for breaking the IPL Code of Conduct during his team’s game against the Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.” “Shokeen admits to breaking Article 2.5 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct, which is a Level 1 offense,” according to the statement.
Rana bowled 1/7 against PBKS on Monday night, dismissing the opposing team’s captain Shikhar Dhawan for 57. Then, at home, the KKR captain scored 51 runs off 38 balls to help his team win by five wickets.