Brisbane:India's middle order batsman 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 on Monday.
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.