Rohit Sharma fined for dissent in Sri Lanka match

BRISBANE, Australia, Feb 5, 2008 (AFP) – Indian batsman Rohit Sharma was fined for dissent after India’s one-day international cricket wash-out against Sri Lanka at the Gabba here Tuesday.

Sharma was fined 10 percent of his match fee for standing his ground after being given out by South African umpire Rudi Koertzen, caught behind off the bowling of Muttiah Muralitharan.

Replays indicated he appeared to miss a Muralitharan doosra by some margin.

Sharma finally walked off shaking his head and looking with disgust at the replay on the big screen. Muralitharan initially failed to appeal but went up in support of wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, who later said he heard a noise.