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Michael Vaughan wants Virat Kohli to be ‘fined’ and ‘suspended’ for DRS incident
By SMCS - Jan 14, 2022 5:48 pm
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While Team India lost the third Test against South Africa, Virat Kohli made headlines with his outburst on the field after the DRS on lbw. However, he expressed his extreme emotions and his comments about umpiring and technology in stump mic on Day 3 at Cape Town.

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However, it happened after South Africa captain Dean Elgar got a life due to a DRS decision. Elgar was batting on 22 as R Ashwin trapped him before the stumps with a tossed up delivery, which looked out through naked eyes. But ball-tracking showed the delivery missed the stumps, leaving the Indian camp including Kohli puzzled as well and he said: “Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball eh, not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time.”

And, Virat Kohli’s comments didn’t go down well with many including former England captain Michael Vaughan, who said that the ICC should also take note of the incident.

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Virat Kohli talking at the stump mic

“You can’t act like that whether you’re frustrated or not. We all have our moments on the field where we think something is going against you. You absolutely have the right to feel frustrated as you’re a human being. But when you act like that as a captain and a leader of our game, the ICC have to step in. They can’t allow that to happen. He needs to be fined.. potentially be suspended,” Vaughan said on Fox Sports coverage of the Ashes.

“Decisions go with you, they go against you, that didn’t go the way they think it should have gone. Virat Kohli is a legend of the game, but that’s not the way to act, that is not the way to act in a game of Test match cricket. The ICC have to stamp this down, they have to stamp down on the Indian side, you can’t get away with talking down the stump microphone like Ravi Ashwin has done and the Indian captain has done. That’s going on to smash halfway up middle though, there is no way that’s going over, even Erasmus shook his head,” Warne said. “Virat can’t act like that Warnie,” Michael Vaughan concluded.

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