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KL Rahul’s Recent Action Got Him Banned? Here’s The Truth!

The internet is filled with ‘Rahul 24 lakh fine’ searches but what exactly happened? Well, Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul has been fined Rs 24 lakh for maintaining a slow overrate in their IPL game against Mumbai Indians. It was Rahul’s second overestimated offence of the season. He was fined Rs 12 lakh for the first offence.

 “KL Rahul was fined Rs 24 lakhs, and the rest of the members in the playing eleven were fined Rs 6 lakhs or 25 per cent of their match fee, whichever is lower,” a statement from IPL read. 

“This was the team’s second offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum overrate offences.” the statement added.

It was KL Rahul’s second case over the season. He has already been fined Rs 12 lakh for the first offence. The Lucknow Super Giants registered a comfortable 36-run win over the Mumbai Indians  at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday as they rode KL Rahul’s century.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul hit his 2nd century to guide the Lucknow Super Giants to a 36-run victory and extended the Mumbai Indians‘ defeat to eight matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 edition. Lucknow scored 168/6 in 20 overs before setting Mumbai 132/8. LSG has now joined Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore with 10 points, 2 behind Gujarat Titans leading the league. Mumbai Indians has already lost their first 8 games, which is a long defeat round at the start of the IPL season.

Lucknow Super Giants lost to Quinton de Kock (10) before Mumbai Indians won the toss, but KL Rahul, who again hit 103 not out on April 16 against Mumbai, passed off the ball in 37 balls. He scored 58 runs with Manish Pandey (22).

KL Rahul hit 12 fours and 6 fours when he scored 62 balls to win the IPL fourth century. The Mumbai Indian bowlers did well to limit Lucknow Super Giants with Jasprit Bumrah returning 1/31 in four overs while Kieron Pollard took 2/8 in two overs.

Riley Meredith had 2/40, and Daniel Sams (1/40) hit a high when Marcus Stoinis, who climbed to number 4, came out on top after a 3-ball duck. LSG lost mid-order, dropping to 121/5 in 15.3 overs before KL Rahul regained the control. After 2 years, Mumbai Indians return to the Wankhede stadium was even worse as it began to chase. MI lost Ishan Kishan (8) and Dewald Brevis (3) at a lower cost. Captain Rohit Sharma (39) got another start but swung Krunal Pandya (3/19).

Mumbai Indians dropped from 58/3 to 67/4 while Suryakumar Yadav went out 7th to Ayush Badoni in the 12th over. Tilak Varma scored 38 out of 27, and Pollard came out 19 out of 20 balls. Dushmantha Chameera restored his most savings figures in T20 and 0/14 in four overs.

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