Virat Kohli lands 30 percent fine for showing dissent

Virat Kohli lands 30 percent fine for showing dissent
Virat Kohli was dismissed for 49 against Pakistan.
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Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent against the decision of the on-field umpire during the Asia Cup encounter against Pakistan on Saturday.

In the 15th over of the match, Kohli, who was batting on 49 was given out lbw after a Mohammad Sami delivery struck him on the pads.

Kohli was disappointed with the decision and showed his bat to the umpire as he walked off the pitch indicating that he got an inside edge onto that delivery. 

A media release by the International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed that Kohli also uttered a few words in disappointment which were against the spirit of the game.

“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,” said the ICC release.

The match referee Jeff Crowe handed a fine amounting to 30 percent of Kohli’s match fee which the Indian Test captain accepted without a need for a formal hearing.

After having bowled Pakistan out for 83 runs, India chased down the target in 15.3 overs riding on a knock of 49 runs from Kohli which fetched him the man of the match award.  

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