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Sharma reported for disses against umpire

Sharma lingered at the crease after being ruled out by umpire Rudi Koertzen, caught behind off Muthiah Muralitharan, as he believed he had not touched the delivery from the off-spinner.

cricket Updated: Feb 05, 2008 16:51 IST

India's middle order batsman Rohit Sharma has been reported for dissent as he refused to leave the crease even after being given out in the second tri-series one-dayer against Sri Lanka at the Gabba here tonight.

Sharma lingered at the crease after being ruled out by umpire Rudi Koertzen, caught behind off Muthiah Muralitharan, as he believed he had not touched the delivery from the off-spinner.

The television replays suggested that Sharma was right in his assessment as the ball did not touch the bat and interestingly, bowler Muralitharan also never quite appealed.

Rohit Sharma was fined 10 per cent of his match fees for showing dissent on being given out in the abandoned second tri-series cricket one-dayer against Sri Lanka here today.

Match referee Jeff Crowe found Sharma guilty under ICC Code of Conduct 1.3 rule which refers to dissent by a player on a decision given by umpire on the field.

Crowe stated that since it was the first offence from the young Indian batsmen, he was being fined only 10 per cent of his match, or around Rs 15,000.

Crowe also said that captain of all the three teams were told before the series about the transgressions of the field which could result in punishment.

Sharma lingered on his crease after being ruled out by umpire Rudi Koertzen, caught behind off Muthiah Muralitharan, as he believed he hadnt touched the delivery from the off-spinner.

The television replays suggested that Sharma was right in his assessment as the ball didnt touch the bat and interestingly, bowler Muralitharan also never quite appealed.