Dubai, May 2: Indians captain Rohit Sharma has been fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League match on April 30 against Sunrisers Hyderabad here.
Since it was his first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Rohit was fined USD 20,000.
"This was Rohit's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, so he has been fined USD 20,000," an official release stated in the IPL's official website.
The defending champions slumped to their fifth straight defeat in the cash-rich tournament after losing yesterdays contest by 15 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
They now need to win most of their remaining nine matches in the Indian leg to make it to the knockout stage of the IPL 7.