The Indian skipper was found guilty of Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct
Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli received a demerit point and an official warning. During the fourth ball of the fifth over, Kohli rubbed his right shoulder with South Africa’s Beuran Hendricks while running down the pitch. The actions of the Indian skipper was found to have breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel.
The demerit point he received was his third since September 2016. He now has three demerit points. The first one was during a Test match in South Africa in 2018 whereas Kohli displayed aggressive behaviour towards umpire Michael Gough.
He was penalised after he complained to Gough about the damp ball due to a rain interruption. The skipper threw the ball in an aggressive manner which is found to be foul behaviour.
The second demerit point he received was during a World Cup 2019 match against Afghanistan. Kohli appealed towards umpire Aleem Dar due to an lbw decision against Rahmat Shah. The Indian team captain was fined 25% of his match fee.
As the revised code said when a player receives four or more demerit points within a 24-month period, the player gets banned. Four demerit points convert to two suspension points.
India and South Africa concluded the T20I series in Bengaluru last Sunday. It ended with a draw with one match called off. The two teams are set to play for the Test series which will begin on October 2. Odds of the upcoming match will be available soon. Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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