Kohli fined 25% match fee for excessive appealing vs Afghanistan
Team India captain Virat Kohli is the hallmark for aggressive behavior on the field and has been so intense during the entire match since his debut to international cricket. He has been warned and often fined as Kohli was pretty animated during the thrilling games.
Now, as a result of that Kohli has been fined 25% match fee for excessive appealing against Afghanistan in 2019 World Cup on Saturday.
Kohli had advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner in Afghanistan's 29th over while appealing for an LBW decision. Saturday’s incident occurred in the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings, when Kohli advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner when appealing an lbw decision.
Kohli admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Chris Broad of the Emirates ICC Elite Panel of Match Referees, and as such, there was no need for a formal hearing. Earlier in the match, Kohli was also seen arguing with the on-field umpires after a DRS call.
Kohli now has two demerit points after having got one demerit point during the Pretoria Test against South Africa in 2018. If he fails to control his senses, he might miss an ODI or two if another two demerit points added to his name.