After India-Afghanistan match on Saturday, Team India skipper was penalized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for indulging in an argument in an agressive way with the umpire Aleem Dar during the match. For his offence the skipper was fined 25 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
Virat Kohli was found to have breached the Article 2.1 of ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Michael Gough pressed the charges against the Indian captain.
According to the reports, Indian captain Virat Kohli accepted the offence that took place in the 29th over of Afganistan innings. Kohli was found arguing an lbw decision in an inappropriate manner.
The media release stated that, “Virat Kohli admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and there was no need for a formal hearing.”
For Virat’s disciplinary act, one demerit point has been added to his record. Now the Indian captain has two demerit points. The first one was during the Test against South Africa on January 15, 2018.