Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again received an official warning and was slapped with a demerit point for breaching ICC Code of Conduct during India-South Africa match played at M. Chinnaswamy stadium on Sunday evening where he made an inappropriate shoulder gesture towards South African bowler Beuran Hendricks.
This is the third demerit point the skipper has received and if he gets one more before 16 January 2020, he may face a ban from International Cricket.
A statement from ICC was released saying, “Kohli admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Richie Richardson of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.”
After the fabulous month long West Indies tour, the Indian team tied the three-match T20 series with South Africa and is all set to begin the Test series with the guest from 2nd October. Later, India is scheduled to host T20 International series and two Test against Bangladesh in November. Further, the team is scheduled to play series against West Indies, Zimbabwe, Australia and New Zealand, hence, with a busy season like this, the Indian team cannot afford Virat Kohli to risk another demerit point and face his ban from International Cricket.