IPL 2023: Avesh’s aggressive helmet celebration draws reprimand

Lucknow Super Giants

Avesh Khan’s aggressive helmet celebration after LSG’s thrilling win over RCB on April 10 has landed him in trouble. The ace pacer threw his helmet on the ground, which has been deemed a level one offence. The IPL has confirmed that Avesh has accepted the sanction and has been reprimanded for violating the code of conduct. In other words, he has been punished for breaching the rules.

An IPL statement read:

“Lucknow Super Giants’ Avesh Khan has been reprimanded for breaching the Code of Conduct. Mr. Avesh admitted to level 1 offence 2.2 of IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.”

It is worth mentioning that in the final delivery of the match, Lucknow Super Giants needed just one run to secure a victory. However, Avesh Khan failed to connect with the ball, and it ended up in the hands of wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. Despite Karthik’s attempt, he couldn’t grab the ball, allowing Avesh and Ravi Bishnoi to complete a single. This crucial run helped Lucknow Super Giants clinch their third win and secured the top spot on the IPL Points Table.

Faf du Plessis fined for slow over-rate

Lucknow Super Giants managed to chase down the target set by Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023, but the home team was fined INR 12 lakhs for slow over-rate. RCB missed the required over-rate by just one over, resulting in only four fielders being allowed outside the circle during the final over of the match. This was RCB’s first offence for a slow over-rate in the current season.

RCB, who were defending a total of 212 runs, suffered their second defeat of the season. Although Mohammed Siraj and Wayne Parnell started well, they lost the momentum in the middle overs, and Marcus Stonis and Nicholas Pooran’s aggressive batting changed the game’s outcome. Therefore, to improve their chances of success, Faf du Plessis and his team must focus on their death bowling.

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