India cricket captain Rohit Sharma fined for speeding in a Lamborghini on Mumbai-Pune Expressway


India cricket captain Rohit Sharma was fined for speeding twice in his Lamborghini sports car while heading to Pune from Mumbai to play against Bangladesh at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium where his team defeated Bangla Tigers by seven wickets in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023.

“These speeding violations occurred on October 17 and as per rule action was taken. The fines were promptly paid,” Lata Phad, superintendent of highway police said.

His luxury car was captured by speed cameras installed on both lanes of the expressway. The car was captured exceeding the permissible speed limit of 100 kmph on two occasions.

According to the highway police, Sharma crossed the permitted speed limit of 100-110 kmph on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway twice. Speeding on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway led to the cricketer receiving two fines totalling ₹4,000 (approximately $48).

According to police, there are automated cameras installed on both lanes of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway to monitor vehicle speeds. If a vehicle violates the speed limit and the camera records it, the system issues traffic challans with the imposed fee to the car’s owner.

A Highway Police officer said, “The first violation was recorded near the Kamshet tunnel as the car travelled from Mumbai to Pune, where the permissible speed limit is 110 kmph, and the violation was observed at 117 kmph.

According to police, the second violation took place near Somatane Phata as the car was travelling from Pune to Mumbai on the same day at 111 kmph, with the permissible speed limit in that area also being 105 kmph for a light four-wheeler vehicle.

Meanwhile, India continued their unbeaten run in the ongoing World Cup, with Rohit Sharma-led India picking up a fourth win in as many matches.

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