Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined for making offensive remarks to Shane Watson after dismissing him in the seventh and final One-Day International against Australia in Bangalore.
The high-scoring match was won by India but Watson, who suffered a hamstring injury while bowling, managed to hit 49 in 22 balls after coming in at number eight in the order.
Prior to his dismissal, caught by Shami Ahmed off Jadeja, he had been mocked by Shikhar Dhawan and also exchanged words with Virat Kohli.
However, it is Jadeja's transgression that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has acted on, fining the player 10 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.4 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting."
"Mr Jadeja’s reaction after dismissing Shane Watson was clearly in breach of the Code as the players are always expected to respect their opponents, no matter what the match situation," match referee Andy Pycroft said.
"Mr Jadeja apologised for his action when on-field umpire Nigel Llong spoke to him immediately after the incident and reminded him of his responsibilities."
India won the match by 57 runs after Rohit Sharma became the fourth cricketer to score a double-century in ODI cricket after Belinda Clark, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.
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