India batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 30% of his match fee for violating the ICC Code of Conduct by showing dissent
Virat Kohli who has shown extreme class of his batting has been fined by ICC for showing disagreement and sense of acrimony with the umpire after his dismissal in India vs. Pakistan match on 27 February 2016.
The player has single handed pulled the match out of Pakistan’s hands and made his 49 runs contribution in casing score total of mere 83 runs. Though he was awarded the man of the match but was penalized by ICC for breaching 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 had showed that there was an inside edge on the Mohammad Sami delivery before the ball hit Kohli’s pad but he was given lbw by the on-field umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.