Rishabh Pant fined INR 12 lakh as Delhi Capitals violate IPL code of conduct in win over CSK | Cricket

Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was fined heavily after his team was found guilty of violating the code of conduct during their IPL 2024 match against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday at the Cricket Stadium Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA, in Visakhapatnam. The defending champions suffered their first defeat this season under new captain Ruturaj Gaikwad after back-to-back home wins, while Pant led Delhi to their first win of 2024 after back-to-back away defeats.

Ajinkya Rahane of Chennai Super Kings hits the crease as Rishabh Pant of Delhi Capitals attempts to run it during the IPL 2024 cricket match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, at the Dr YS Rajasekhara Cricket Stadium Reddy ACA-VDCA, in Visakhapatnam (PTI)

Panting was fined after his team maintained a slow pace in their match against CSK. As it was his team’s first attack of the season under initial loadingCode of conduct regarding minimum rate infractions, Pant fined 12 millions.

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This was the second case where a team captain was fined after the IPL team maintained a slow over rate during the match. Gujarat Titans’ Shubman Gill suffered a similar fate, as he was also charged with a fine of INR 12 lakh for the same offense during the IPL 2024 match against Chennai Super Kings at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai last Tuesday.

Pant, however, put in a remarkable performance with the batscoring his maiden fifty in IPL after missing the 2023 edition of the tournament due to his recovery from a fatal car accident in December 2022. After a superb 93-run stand between Prithvi Shaw and David Warner, where the Australian reached its semi-final. century, Pant continued his momentum with his 32-ball 51 as Delhi Capitals set a target of 192.

As Chennai’s top order faltered, Ajinkya Rahane led the charge in the middle order with his 30-ball 45 before Indian legend MS Dhoni turned back the clock with a vintage show, smashing four boundaries and three sixes in his 37 undefeated. 16. However, the Delhi Capitals bowlers’ impressive comeback in the death saw CSK restricted to 171 for six as the hosts won by 20 runs.

It was Delhi’s first win this season after defeats against Punjab Kings in their first match and against Rajasthan Royals. Chennai, on the other hand, had their first spurt, after dominating at Chepauk, where they won their first two matches against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans.

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