Chennai Super Kings could not person asked for a poorer commencement to their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 run arsenic MS Dhoni has been fined Rs 12 lakh for dilatory over-rate aft the 3-time champions mislaid their season-opener to Delhi Capitals connected Saturday.
MS Dhoni was handed the good by the IPL aft CSK failed to implicit their quota of overs successful the stipulated time, according to the caller IPL 2021 Code of Conduct. However, it was their archetypal offence of the play and frankincense the erstwhile India skipper was fto spell with conscionable a fine.
"As it was his team's archetypal offence of the play nether the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr Dhoni was fined Rs 12 lakh," a connection from the IPL read.
The IPL organisers took a enactment of matches slipping beyond the scheduled decorativeness clip successful helium past fewer seasons and made definite they came up with strict regulations erstwhile it came to over-rates.
According to IPL 2021 Code of Conduct, the minimum over-rate successful the 14th play should beryllium 14.1 overs per hour, ignoring the clip taken for strategical time-outs. In uninterrupted matches, the BCCI wants teams to decorativeness bowling their quota of 20 overs wrong 90 minutes.
In fact, CSK bowled lone 18.4 overs successful their IPL 2021 opener arsenic Delhi Capitals gunned down a 189-run people with 8 balls to spare. CSK's bowling portion failed to occurrence arsenic Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw came up with a T20 batting masterclass, stitching a 138-run opening basal successful conscionable 13.3 overs.
Barring Dwayne Bravo, nary of the different CSK bowlers managed to conceded astatine little than 7 runs per over. Dhawan came up with a masterful sound of 85 from conscionable 54 balls portion Shaw smashed 72 from conscionable 38 balls.
MS Dhoni and CSK bowlers struggled with the dew that was connected connection astatine the Wankhede Stadium successful the precocious evening. Dhoni pointed retired the relation of the dew and said teams batting archetypal successful Mumbai this play mightiness privation to people thing little than 200.
"The absorption person fractional an hr successful a 7:30 start, erstwhile the transportation is truly tacky and the shot stops a bit, truthful we request to get 15-20 runs other to beryllium safe. If we get dew consistently, past 200 volition beryllium a indispensable connected a transportation similar this," Dhoni said.