A day after kicking a chair during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match, the Kolkata Knight Riders captain, Gautam Gambhir was fined 15 per cent of his match fees, while the the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli, also got poorer by Rs 24 lakh due to a slow over-rate for the second-time.
Including the latest fine, Kohli has now paid a total fine of Rs 36 lakh during the tournament's current season.
"Gautam Gambhir from the Kolkata Knight Riders team was fined 15% of his match fee for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru Monday evening," a press release said.
"Gambhir admitted the Level 1 offence (Article 2.1.8) of abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a match. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding."
The IPL replays showed Gambhir kicking a chair in the dug-out in a violent manner after Suryakumar Yadav hit a boundary.