Updated April 22nd, 2024 at 18:34 IST

'Mr Virat Kohli has been...': BCCI announces punishment for Kohli after yet another angry outburst

Virat Kohli lost his cool after he was given out by the third umpire in KKR vs RCB match. Kohli had an animated discussion with the on-field umpire.

Virat Kohli gets angry | Image:BCCI/Star Sports
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Things got even worse for Virat Kohli on Monday after Royal Challengers Bengaluru lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 1 run. RCB lost their sixth match on the trot in IPL 2024 and Kohli got fined for showing dissent on an umpire's call. Kohli lost his cool after he was given out by the third umpire in KKR vs RCB match. Kohli was caught off a waist-height full-toss delivery by Harshit Rana during RCB's one-run loss to KKR at the Eden Garden on Sunday. The Hawk-Eye system that measures no-balls for height came into play. The delivery, which seemed to be dipping on the batter, was just above the waist when he made contact with the ball.

RCB's star batter, who made 18 off seven balls, was standing just outside the crease at that moment. TV umpire Michael Gough checked for the height and as per the Hawk-Eye tracking, the ball would have passed Kohli’s waist at a height of 0.92 meter had he was standing and upright at the crease.

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Kohli left the field an agitated man after having an animated discussion with the on-field umpire. The frustrated Kohli knocked the waste-bin located near away team dressing room in anger.

Kohli fined by BCCI

And as a result, Kohli was on Monday fined half of his match fees for showing dissent towards the umpire's decision during Royal Challengers Bengaluru's IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders

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"Mr Virat Kohli, Batter, Royal Challengers Bengaluru has been fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during Match 36 of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on April 21, 2024," an IPL statement read.

"Kohli committed a Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL's Code of Conduct. He admitted to the offence and accepted the Match Referee’s sanction.

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"For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding," the statement added.

A Level 1 offence under Article 2.8 of the IPL's Code of Conduct refers to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision".

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(with PTI inputs)

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Published April 22nd, 2024 at 18:15 IST