During a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, Indian cricket star Virat Kohli was fined 10% of his match fee for violating the IPL code of conduct. Chennai Super Kings.

According to media reports, Kohli’s wild celebration of the dismissal of Chennai batsman Shivam Dube during a critical phase of the high-scoring match led to the penalty. In this article, we will delve deeper into the incident, analyzing the reasons for the fine, the impact on the game, and Kohli’s previous behavioral controversies on the cricket pitch.

Why Kohli was fined?

During the Indian Premier League 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Monday, Kohli’s wild celebration after Dube’s dismissal resulted in a breach of the IPL code of conduct.

Although the organizers did not specify the particular rule Kohli violated, the match referee deemed his actions “excessive and provocative”. Consequently, he received a fine of 10% of his match fee.

Kohli fined for over-celebrating during IPL match

Impact on the game

Both teams put up a high-scoring performance in the closely contested match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, which saw a record-equalling 33 sixes. Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore with a margin of eight runs.

Kohli’s wild celebration did not go down well with the match officials, and it could have had a negative impact on his team’s morale. However, it is unclear if the incident had any bearing on the final outcome of the match.

Kohli’s previous behavioral controversies

Kohli’s behavior on the cricket pitch has caused conflicts with other players and led to many controversies in the past due to his aggressive approach and emotional reactions.

During an IPL match, match officials reprimanded Kohli for hitting a plastic chair with his bat, but did not find him. These incidents have raised concerns about his behavior and temperament while playing cricket.

Kohli's wild celebration
Kohli has an aggressive approach and emotions on the cricket pitch


Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the modern game, but his aggressive approach has often landed him in trouble. His excessive celebration during the IPL match has resulted in a fine, which raises questions about the need for players to adhere to the code of conduct. While some may argue that such celebrations are part and parcel of the game, it is important for players to maintain decorum on the cricket pitch. Whether Kohli will modify his on-field behavior during the ongoing IPL season remains uncertain.