Mumbai Indians versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore has always been a high-profile clash in the history of IPL. Both teams, having an array of superstars in their respective line-ups, enjoy a massive fan-following. The teams also have some temperamental players who are never shy of expressing their feelings.
In a match in 2012, MI’s Ambati Rayudu and RCB’s Harshal Patel had an ugly spat and were fined for breaching the Code of Conduct. The incident took place when Rayudu, while celebrating MI’s 5-wicket win over RCB, allegedly passed some comments on Patel that enraged the medium pacer who tried to charge threateningly at the right-handed batsman before his RCB skipper, Virat Kohli physically stopped him.
While Rayudu was fined 100 percent of his match fee, Patel was reprimanded and fined 25 percent of his earnings for their spat after the end of the game at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Rayudu was fined for using obscene and abusive language towards Patel – a Level 2 offence under Article 2.2.8 of IPL Code of Conduct.
Patel, meanwhile, was reprimanded and fined for bringing the game into disrepute by his aggressive reaction to Rayudu’s words — Level 1 offence under Article 2.1.8. The players admitted to the offences and accepted the imposition of the sanctions.