Twitterati think 25 per cent fine by the ICC wouldn’t affect Virat Kohli tad bit
The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently slapped a 25 per cent match fee fine on Virat Kohli.
Published - Jan 16, 2018 4:21 pm | Updated - Jan 16, 2018 4:21 pm
Team India skipper Virat Kohli is known to carry his heart on his sleeve. He is one of the most aggressive players on the cricket field in the modern day cricket world. The lines are applicable not only to his batting style but also his verbal antics on the field. His recent actions in the ongoing Centurion Test did not bring him good results for being the brash kid though as the ICC found it to violate their code.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently slapped a 25 per cent match fee fine on Virat Kohli for his actions shown to the on-field umpire during the day 3 play of the Centurion Test. The ICC have also added one demerit point to Kohli for his actions. Reportedly, Kohli was unhappy with the way the ball behaved in the damp conditions in the final session of day three.
He was quick to approach the on-field umpire to express his concerns for the ball being affected by the dampened conditions. Well, the umpire deemed the conditions to be perfect to continue and hence, went ahead with the proceedings without taking Kohli’s plea too seriously. Virat Kohli looked absolutely miffed with this and ended up throwing the ball hard on the ground in anger.
This violated the code of conduct of the ICC and hence, the Indian captain was charged with the breach. He admitted to the offence and hence, there were no further hearings on the matter. Reacting on the entire episode, the Twitterverse reckoned that the 25 per cent match fees fine would mean absolutely nothing to the Indian captain.
Many pointed out that Kohli earns big money from his endorsements. Hence, a fine as low as this, in his context of course, would mean very little. Meanwhile, there were other fans who believed that the move was the right one taken by the ICC. They remarked that nobody lies above the law and the law stands neutral for everybody, be it Virat Kohli or somebody else.
Here is how the Twitter world reacted to Kohli getting fined by the ICC:
Virat Kohli is such an a**hole. Got fined last night, and now has to go and celebrate in the face of Elgar who played such a gritty knock. Ridiculous.#SAvIND
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) January 16, 2018
Man who earns squillions in endorsements fined 25% of his match fee for "throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner" https://t.co/CzZOFO1nt9
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) January 16, 2018
Virat Kohli fined for being Virat Kohli after the rain delay yesterday. 25% of his match fee… that will probably come out of the team fine for Rohit Sharma's crimes against batsmanship…
— Lungani Zama (@whamzam17) January 16, 2018
He hardly cares as he's making a fortune from ads. https://t.co/biAOvDqxGL
— Rohith Narasimha (@Rohith_Narasimh) January 16, 2018
So Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee. One understand where he comes from. But someone should just tell him to…chill for real. #SAvIND
— Craig R. Smith (@CraigSmithOn6) January 16, 2018
— Faisal Farooque (@faisalspeaking) January 16, 2018
Well deserved https://t.co/3qEZt0ctTs
— Harsha (@Hramblings) January 16, 2018
Virat Kohli fined by ICC for arguing with match refree. He should immediately do a press conference against this injustice as this is nothing but #DemocracyInDanger ?
— सीtu (@itssitu) January 16, 2018