Team India skipper Virat Kohli has been penalised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for arguing with umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner during the India vs Afghanistan World Cup 2019 clash on Saturday. He was fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct. Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “Excessive appealing during an International Match”. On-field umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth, third umpire Richard Kettleborough and fourth official Michael Gough levelled the charges against the Indian captain.
The incident occurred in the 29th over of the Afghanistan innings, when Virat Kohli advanced towards umpire Aleem Dar in an aggressive manner when appealing an lbw decision.