Eoin Morgan does an offensive act after the PBKS match. In this season KKR did a slow rate against MI. Then this time against PBKS, Morgan is getting a warning from the IPL committee. Last time against Mumbai also KKR players and skippers got fined.
This time also they got a fine of 24 lakhs or 50 percent fees whichever less. “As it was the team’s second offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to a minimum over-rate offenses, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan was fined INR 24 lakhs.”. This is the statement by the IPL committee after Mumbai and KKR match.
Sanju Samson also committed the same offenses and after that BCCI statement it was his team’s first offense of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offenses, Samson was fined Rs 12 lakh. If Morgan did this for the third time then he will get a one-match ban.
Eoin Morgan Statement after the match
After the loss against PBKS, Morgan release the statement regarding their loss,
“Initially we didn’t field as well, put catches down. Myself early too. We probably had a par score on the wicket. Kings played well, we fought back, but catches have cost us. I thought in real-time that the Tripathi catch was out. But when you slow it down, the third umpire decided otherwise. We got on with it once he made his call. Hopefully, we play hard in the back end, get a few results, and qualify for the playoffs. Morgan’s form is a matter of concern as he is the skipper with the worst average. Harbhajan is on the second number and Warne is on 3rd number. KKR loss paves the way for chances of playoffs for other teams.
MATCH REPORT PBKS VS KKR
Punjab Kings never fail to entertain us in the last over finishes. The most thrilling teen award will definitely go to Punjab. From the last season, they never fail to entertain the audiences. The fan base of Punjab is comparatively less than MI or CSK. But nowadays people love to watch Punjab matches. KKR gave a target of 169 runs. Venkatesh Iyer is once again showing his class. He scored 67 runs followed by Tripathi 34 runs and being followed by Nitish Rana’s quickfire 31 off just 18 balls.
Punjab Kings has pullback the KKR from going into the high-scoring matches. Arshdeep Singh took wickets. Bishnoi also show his magic with spin and he also took two wickets by conceding only 22 runs. Shami Took one wicket and conceded only 23 runs of just four overs. In reply when Punjab came to bat opening pair of Aggarwal and Rahul gave a quick start to Punjab. KL Rahul scored 67 runs and Agarwal scored 40 runs. Quickfire 22 from nine balls by Shahrukh Khan win the match for Punjab.