Chris Gayle fined after he threw his bat in anger after getting out on 99

Kings XI Punjab's (KXIP) Chris Gayle has been fined 10% of his match charges for penetrating the Indian Premier League's (IPL) Code of Conduct during the match against the Rajasthan Royals on Friday, October 30 at the Sheik Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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Chris Gayle, who is playing for the KXIP, has been fined 10% of his match fees for infringing the Indian Premier League's Code of Conduct while playing against the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020. The veteran got out to quick bowler Jofra Archer in the absolute last over of Punjab's innings after scoring 99 runs off 63 balls.

The 41-year-old was troubled and crushed his bat on the ground in disturb. All things considered, while strolling off, he had a handshake with Archer, who got his second wicket after the one of Mandeep Singh in the absolute first over of the game.

The IPL release stated that Gayle admitted to the Level 1 offense 2.2 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and acknowledged the approval.

Chris Gayle’s fine innings goes in vain

Gayle additionally turned into the principal batsman to hit 1,000 sixes in his sublime T20 carrier. His knock of 99 on Friday was bound with six fours and eight sixes. He hasn't complimented to mislead since the time he began playing for KXIP from their eighth round of the season. In six matches, the Jamaican has 276 runs at an average and strike-rate of 46 and 144.50 individually.

Be that as it may, his knock against the Royals went futile as KXIP lost the game by seven wickets. Steve Smith and Co chased it 186 down with upwards of 15 balls left. Nevertheless, courtesy of their five wins in succession before this match, they are put forth in the points table and have a more than nice possibility of fitting into the top four.

KXIP is attached with RR and KKR with six wins and all the groups have played 13 matches each. KL Rahul and co will next face-off against the three-times champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday, November 1 in Abu Dhabi itself.

In the event that they lose the game, they will be eliminated as the Royals and the Knight Riders have a game each in the first round. Not to preclude the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who are still in with an opportunity of making the playoffs with five wins from their initial 12 games.

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