RCB were thrashed by 97 runs within the match on Thursday night.
“As it had been his team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct concerning minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh,” the IPL said during a release.
The Indian batting mainstay had a forgettable outing at the Dubai International Stadium.
While he dropped two catches of centurion KL Rahul, which proved to be costly, Kohli also couldn’t contribute anything substantial with the willow.
On the opposite hand, his KXIP counterpart Rahul shattered a couple of record on the thanks to a 69-ball 132 — the very best scored by an Indian in an IPL game.
Kohli dropped Rahul twice — once within the 17th over at deep square-leg when he was batting on 83 then again within the 18th over when he was on 89.
The lapses helped KXIP score an imposing 206 for 3, with Rahul doing the majority of scoring.