CSK Breaks IPL 2021 Code of Conduct, Dhoni Penalised In Very First Match 

 - Sakshi Post

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow over-rate against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the IPL clash on Saturday.

Dhoni was handed the fine by IPL after the team failed to complete their quota of overs in the stipulated time as per the new IPL 2021 Code of Conduct. As it was their first offence of the season, Dhoni only had to face a fine.

"As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct with respect to the minimum over-rate offences, Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakhs," the IPL statement said.

The IPL organisers decided to come up with strict regulations for over-rates after taking note of matches slipping beyond their scheduled finish time. According to the IPL 2021 Code of Conduct, the minimum over-rate should be 14.1 overs per hour, not including the time taken for strategic time-outs.

Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw scored 85 and 72 respectively to help Delhi Capitals chase down the target of 189 runs, set by the Dhoni-led team. The victory must have been very special for Rishabh Pant as it was his first game as Delhi Capitals’ captain.

Earlier, Suresh Raina smashed a sensational fifty in his comeback game before Sam Curran’s masterclass in the death overs powered CSK to 188/7 in their 20 overs.

After the game, Dhoni said that “a lot depended on dew” before praising CSK batsmen for taking the team’s score to 188. CSK bowlers struggled with the dew at the Wankhede Stadium late evening. Dhoni spoke about the dew and said that teams batting first in Mumbai this season might want to score nothing short of 200.

CSK will now play against Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium on April 16.

Also Read: IPL 2021 Memes, Funny Jokes Flood Twitter After CSK Loses To DC

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