Harbhajan fined for abusing Deccan’s Suman

Feisty Mumbai Indians spinner Harbhajan Singh has been fined USD 15,000 for abusing Deccan Chargers batsman Tirumalasetti Suman in last night’s IPL match in Mumbai.

Suman made a mess of a Harbhajan full toss and lobbed it back to the pumped-up off-spinner who took the catch to complete the dismissal before giving a piece of his mind to the departing batsman.

IPL chief executive Sundar Raman said Match Referee Gundappa Viswanath found Harbhajan guilty of level 1 offence and fined him USD 15,000.

"Harbhajan fined USD 15K by the referee. Found guilty – level 1 offence," Sundar Raman wrote on his twitter page.

The fine notwithstanding, it was a memorable outing for Harbhajan who blasted an 18-ball 49 and then returned to claim three for 31.

His all-round performance was enough to win the Man of the Match award.(PTI)

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