Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who led his team to victory against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, was booked for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct.
“Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians captain, was reprimanded by the match referee for showing excessive, obvious disappointment with an Umpire’s decision during his team's contest against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium,” the BCCI said in a statement on Monday.
According to the BCCI, Sharma admitted the Level 1 offence 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials.
On Sunday, Sharma was given LBW by umpire CK Nandan in the 10th over, though the MI skipper was not happy with the decision.
While returning to the pavilion, Sharma made angry gestures towards the umpire.
Although replay proved that the umpire was wrong at his stance as he couldn’t see a thick inside edge before ball hit batsman’s pad, Rohit’s dissent wasn’t appreciable with such attitude.