IPL 2021: RCB captain Kohli reprimanded for code of conduct breach

Chennai: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli was reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, here.

Kohli was charged with a Level 1 breach of clause 2.2 which relates to “Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a Match”.

The RCB captain was reprimanded for hitting the boundary cushion as well as knocking down a chair near the dugout with his bat while walking back to the dressing room after being dismissed by SRH all-rounder Jason Holder on Wednesday.

“Mr Kohli admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct. For Level 1 breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding,” said the IPL in a statement.

The incident took place in the 13th over of RCB innings when Kohli top edged a Holder delivery to fine-leg where Vijay Shankar took a good diving catch to dismiss the RCB skipper for 33. He wasn’t happy about his dismissal and his agony was clearly visible.

However, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed (3/7) and Glenn Maxwell (59 off 41) led Royal Challengers Bangalore to six-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. The win propelled RCB to the top of the points table.

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