Shubman Gill heavily punished by BCCI after Gujarat captain’s glaring error against CSK

Gujarat Titans (GT) skipper Shubman Gill has been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during the team’s recent defeat against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Shubman Gill is the first captain to be fined for slow overtaking in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

The Ruturaj Gaikwad-led team secured their second consecutive victory in the ongoing showpiece tournament. The Chennai-based franchise registered a comfortable 63-run victory at their home ground, the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday (March 26).

Shubman Gill heavily punished by BCCI

Shubman Gil was fined `12 lakh by the IPL governing body for a slow rate overrun, marking his first offense in the tournament.

The IPL has issued an official statement confirming the fine imposed on the GT skipper for his team’s sluggishness in their recent match. This was his team’s first infraction of the season under the IPL’s code of conduct relating to minimum overstatement offences.

“Gujarat Titans captain Shubman Gill was fined after his team maintained a slow over rate during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium , in Chennai, on March 26. As was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL code of conduct regarding minimum rate offences, Gill was fined Rs 12 lakh ₹”, IPL said in an official statement.

After Hardik Pandya left for Mumbai Indians, Gill took charge of the team. The young opener led the team to victory against the Mumbai side in his first match as captain on Sunday. However, he failed to maintain the winning momentum.

Rachin Ravindra showcased some aggressive batting after CSK opted to bat first, scoring a quick 46 off just 20 balls to set the tone for the innings. The left-handed opener formed a 62-run partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad before being dismissed by leg-spinner Rashid Khan.

Ruturaj Gaikwad suffered an early stroke of luck when he was dropped at first slip in the opening over. However, he failed to reach a half-century, being dismissed for 46 runs. Shivam Dube then contributed crucial runs in the middle order, helping the team reach 206 runs.

Shubman Gill failed to make an impact with the bat during the run chase. The right-handed batter was dismissed for eight runs off five balls in the third over. The Titans struggled to dominate the Super Kings, managing just 143 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

The Ahmedabad-based franchise will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, March 31. Gujarat Titans occupy the sixth spot in the 10-team table with two points and an NRR (Net Run Rate) of -1.425.

The Chennai team retained their place at the top of the table with four points from two matches. Their next encounter is scheduled against Delhi Capitals in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, March 31.

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