Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has been fined for violation of Code of Conduct furing the third day’s second match against South Africa.
Virat has been fined 25% of his match fee for dissenting against the umpire in Centurion.
ICC in an official statement said
“India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day s play in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion on Monday”
The incident of dissent & breach of code of conduct is of during 25th over of South Africa’s second innings on Monday when Kohli continuously complained to umpire Michael Gough about the ball being affected by a damp outfield following a rain delay, before throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner.
After the play, Virat Kohli pleaded guilty to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and hence there was no formal hearing.