Virat Kohli fined by ICC for showing dissent to umpire's decision
Indian cricket team’s star batsman Virat Kohli has been fined by International Cricket Council (ICC) after breaching the code of conduct during yesterday’s Asia Cup game against Pakistan. ICC docked 30 per cent match fee for breaching for showing dissent to umpire Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat.
Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel:
Article 2.1.5, ‘excessive’ shall include: (a) repeated appealing of the same decision/appeal; (b) repeated appealing of different decisions/appeals when the bowler/fielder knows the batter is not out with the intention of placing the Umpire under pressure; or (c) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given. It is not intended to prevent loud or enthusiastic appealing.
India defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka to remain unbeaten in the 2016 Asia Cup T20. Kohli led India from the front with his match-winning knock of 51-ball 49 runs.
After winning the toss, captain MS Dhoni decided to field first and was very well backed by his bowlers as Pakistan's batting line-up fell like a house of cards. Shahid Afridi-led Pakistan could only manage to make 83 runs and were bowled out in 17.3 overs.
Mohammad Amir sent three Indian batsmen back to the pavilion in his first two overs. But then came Kohli, who was well supported by Yuvraj to guide India to another T20I victory over Pakistan.