Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has lost half of his match fee for showing dissent during the three-run defeat they suffered to Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium.
Rohit admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and was fined 50% of his match fee by match referee Javagal Srinath.
The incident in question took place during the final over of the Mumbai Indians chase of 161.
Rohit was fuming that a delivery from Jaydev Unadkat was not called a wide despite passing the batsman well wide of the guideline for wide deliveries.
Umpire S Ravi did not call a wide as Rohit had shuffled across his stumps and the bowler had sent his slower ball well wide.
The square leg umpire A Nand Kishore intervened when Rohit became animated in his remonstrations.
Article 2.1.5 of the IPL code of conduct addresses "(a) excessive, obvious disappointment with an umpire's decision; (b) an obvious delay in resuming play or leaving the wicket; (c) shaking the head; (d) pointing or looking at the edge of his bat when given out lbw; (e) pointing to the pad or rubbing the shoulder when caught behind; (f) snatching the cap from the Umpire; (g) requesting a referral to the TV Umpire and (h) arguing or entering into a prolonged discussion with the Umpire about his decision. It shall not be a defence to any charge brought under this Article to show that the Umpire might have, or in fact did, get any decision wrong".
For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.