Kolkata Knight Riders wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been reprimanded for breaching the code of conduct of the Indian Premier League in the second qualifier game against the Delhi Capitals.
Karthik accepted the sanction of committing a Level 1 offence as per 2.2 of the IPL code of conduct.
"Karthik admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding," IPL said in a statement.
Neither the IPL nor Karthik himself has divulged details of the offence but it could well have been his reaction and dislodging the stumps in frustrations after getting out.
Karthik was one of the four Knight Riders batsmen who got out for a duck in the second qualifier against the Capitals as they slipped to a position needing six runs off the last two balls from a situation of needing 13 runs off the final 24 balls.
Rahul Tripathi smashed Ravichandran Ashwin for a six on the penultimate ball of the game to take the Knight Riders into the final for the first time since the 2014 edition when they had gone on to win the championship under Gautam Gambhir.