Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson had to endure a double distress on Tuesday in the continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. After losing their first game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 61 runs, captain Williamson was additionally fined for a slow over-rate.
Williamson was fined INR 12 lakh after failing to full the quota of overs in the required time restrict on the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Notably, Williamson is the second skipper to be fined for sustaining the slow-over charge in the fifteenth season of the cash-rich league. Earlier, on Sunday, Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma turned the primary captain in IPL 2022 to be slapped with an INR 12 lakh tremendous.
“The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been fined after they maintained a slow over-rate during their TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match against Rajasthan Royals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on March 29,” stated IPL in an official assertion.
“As it was the team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to a minimum over-rate offences, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson was fined Rs 12 lakhs,” the assertion added.
Meanwhile, after the match, Williamson stated his staff began on a good observe, with pacer Umran Malik clocking the 150 kmph mark in the primary over itself. But in accordance to the 31-year-old, issues went downhill for them after his bowlers despatched a few no-balls and allowed the Royals to put up a humungous complete of 210/6 on the board.
In response, SRH couldn’t sort out the scoreboard strain and a show of top-class bowling by RR. The 2016 champions might solely handle to attain 149/7 in 20 overs, shedding the competition by 61 runs.
“I think we started beautifully with the ball. We’ve seen in all games there’s swing and assistance with the new ball – you have to try and make some inroads. We looked likely, but some fine margins. It was a good surface, and they are a difficult team to stop. For us, we need to look at it logically, and there are a number of things to improve on. That said, T20 throws some curveballs at you, got to get your chin up,” Williamson stated on the post-match presentation.