Virat Kohli © AFP
India batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 30% of his match fee for violating the ICC Code of Conduct by showing dissent after he was given out in the Asia Cup game against Pakistan in Mirpur. Kohli admitted to the offence and accepted the penalty imposed by match referee Jeff Crowe.
“The incident happened in the 15th over of India’s innings when Kohli, after being given out leg before, displayed dissent by first showing his bat and then leaving the crease while looking back at the umpire and uttering some words that were contrary to the spirit of the game,” the ICC said in a release.
Replays of the delivery showed that Kohli had inside edged the Mohammad Sami delivery on to his pad but was given lbw by the on-field umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.
He was on 49 at the time, having rescued India from 8 for 3 in a chase of 84. India were eight runs from victory when Kohli fell and they eventually passed the target with five wickets in hand and 27 balls to spare.
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Source: ESPN Crickinfo