Virat Kohli receives demerit point for ‘inappropriate physical contact’

Virat Kohli receives demerit point for 'inappropriate physical contact'

Virat Kohli receives demerit point for 'inappropriate physical contact' (Pic Source : Twitter)

After losing the 2nd T20I, South Africa won the third T20I and levelled the three-match T20 series by 1-1. After the Second ODI, Virat Kohli receives a warning from the ICC for found to be guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. Virat Kohli made physical contact with South Africa bowler Beuran Hendricks during the third T20I.

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According to a release issued by the International Cricket Council, Virat Kohli breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “inappropriate physical contact with a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other person (including a spectator) during an International Match.”

“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,” ICC said in a statement.

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“I think there was a miscommunication. That was what I understood afterwards,” Virat Kohli said.

“The batting coach had a word with both of them. There was a misunderstanding over who has to go at what stage,” Kohli said. “It was a little funny as well afterwards because they both wanted to walk in. So it would have been very funny if both reached the pitch, you know three batsmen in the field.”

“I think after ten overs what we had decided was that Rishabh would walk in, and before that, Shreyas had to walk in. But I think both of them got confused and didn’t realise who has to walk in at what stage of the game,” Kolhi said.

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