The Hush Post|06:25pm|2-min-read
Indian captain Virat Kohli has been penalised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
He was fined 25 per cent of his match fee for “excessive appealing during an international match”.
He also argued with umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner during the India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019 clash on Saturday. On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Michael Gough levelled the charges against the Indian captain.
The incident occurred in the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings, when Virat Kohli advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner when appealing an lbw decision.
According to an ICC media release, “Kohli admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.”
One demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of Kohli. It is his second offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016.
Virat Kohli now has two demerit points after having got one demerit point during the Test against South Africa on January 15, 2018.
Sachin attacks Dhoni-Jadhav’s slow batting
Meanwhile, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar has raised questions at MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav’s slow batting in the middle overs.
“I was not happy with the partnership between Kedar and Dhoni, it was very slow. We batted 34 overs of spin bowling and scored 119 runs. This was one area where we didn’t look comfortable at all. There was no positive intent,” Sachin told India Today.