Legends League Cricket: Mitchell Johnson Fined 50% Match Fees For Altercation With Yusuf Pathan
India Capitals' pacer Mitchell Johnson has been handed a warning and a fine of 50 percent of his match fees for involving in a heated argument during the Legends League match.
The incident took place during the qualifier match between India Capitals and Bhilwara Kings where Johnson got engaged in a verbal exchange with Bhilwara Kings' batsman Yusuf Pathan.
During the incident, Yousuf’s younger brother Irfan also kept watching at the other end. After this, when Johnson crossed the limit, Yusuf clashed with Johnson.
"We are here to promote serious and competitive cricket through this league. What happened yesterday on the ground during the qualifier match shouldn't have happened.
I hope everyone gets a clear message that the spirit of the game is of prime importance and such things won't get repeated in this league," said Raman Raheja, CEO of Legends League Cricket.
The video of this incident is becoming increasingly viral on social media and fans are trolling Mitchell Johnson a lot after seeing his attitude.
Following a detailed investigation of the incident, a disciplinary committee, headed Ravi Shastri, decided to punish the bowler and also send him an official warning.