BCCI punishes KKR skipper Nitish Rana, MI’s Hrithik Shokeen after an ugly argument during the match between MI vs KKR in IPL 2023. During the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium, bowler Hrithik Shokeen of MI and KKR’s stand-in captain Nitish Rana got into a fight. Just now, the match was over. During Sunday’s match 22 of the Indian Premier League, several Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders players were warned for breaking the IPL’s Code of Conduct.
BCCI punishes KKR skipper Nitish Rana; Suryakumar Yadav fined 12 lakh
Suryakumar Yadav, an Indian batsman who led Mumbai Indians against KKR in the IPL 2023 match, was also punished for breaking the IPL Code of Conduct and got the same punishment. Suryakumar got a punishment from the Indian Premier League because he kept a slow over rate during Mumbai’s home game against the two-time defending winners. According to the Indian Premier League’s Code of Conduct, Mumbai’s stand-in captain Suryakumar was fined Rs.12 lakh for the violation. It was Mumbai’s first crime of the season and had to do with minimum over-rate offences.
During his team’s match against MI at the Wankhede Stadium, the Indian batter Rana was found to have broken the IPL Code of Conduct. As a result, the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders was fined 25% of his match fee. Rana, who took over as captain of KKR for the full Indian Premier League 2023 season after Shreyas Iyer, has admitted to breaking Article 2.21 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct, which is a Level 1 Offence.
During KKR’s game against MI on Sunday, Nitish Rana was seen getting very angry with Hrithik Shokeen. Suryakumar ended up stepping in to calm things down.
Since the first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have been rivals. This competition is not as well known as the one between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, which is called the “El Clasico” of the IPL. Because of this, there is a lot of emotion and excitement among the players, and they all want to beat the other team, which often leads to tense situations.
During the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League, which took place on Sunday at the famous Wankhede Stadium, the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Nitish Rana, was seen arguing with the spinner for the Mumbai team, Hrithik Shokeen, before Suryakumar Yadav stepped in to calm things down.
On Sunday afternoon in Mumbai, the Mumbai Indians beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets. This was their second win in a row. The home team, which was led by Suryakumar Yadav because Rohit Sharma wasn’t there (he came in as a “impact player” during the run chase), had a great batting performance as they chased down a 186-run goal with 14 balls left. One of the best things for MI was that Ishan Kishan (58 runs) and Suryakumar Yadav (43 runs), who mostly led the chase, got back to hitting runs.
The run chase from MI started after KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer hit a century. He joined Brendon McCullum, who had hit the only century in KKR’s history in the IPL’s first-ever match in 2008. But the bowlers didn’t live up to expectations. The team’s best spinner from outside the country, Sunil Narine, gave up 41 runs in three overs.
Shardul Thakur was bowled during the powerplay, but he also gave up runs. He gave up 25 runs in two overs, even though he took a wicket. Except for young Suyash Sharma, who took 2 for 27 in four overs, no other KKR bowler rose to the challenge, and the team’s captain, Nitish Rana, was not happy with the batting.
BCCI punishes KKR captain Nitish Rana: In a hard-hitting verdict on his bowlers, Nitish stated that it’s time they stepped up. “Definitely, I would like my bowling unit to deliver. One or two matches are fine… but it’s happening for five matches in a row now. Every bowler can have one or two bad days, but when it happens back-to-back, it’s a cause of worry. We need to have a talk about it when we sit back, and come back stronger,” Nitish said in the post-match chat with Ravi Shastri.