The Mumbai Indians (MI) suffered another devastating loss in their fifth match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, this time at the hands of the Punjab Kings (PBKS). Mumbai, led by captain Rohit Sharma lost 12 runs to the Kings in the match which took place at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. The Indians' losing streak in the IPL this season continues.
Their loss to Punjab was MI's fifth consecutive loss in IPL 2022. Mumbai is the only team in IPL 2022 that has not managed to win a single game since the start of the season. Because MI's game was so messy, after the match the captain and team members were immediately punished. Surely this is bad news for the team captain and the Indians players.
“The Mumbai Indians have been fined after they maintained a slow over rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium, Pune on April 13,” the IPL released a statement. It also mentioned penalties for the captain and the players in detail.
As the player in charge of his entire team, captain Sharma got fined ₹24 lakhs after that match. The ₹24 lakh fine he got for maintaining a slow over rate in the game. Meanwhile, the other MI members were fined ₹6 lakhs.