Virat Kohli fined 30 per cent off his match fee for reaction after given lbw out against Pakistan. Kohli was on 49 when he was struck on the pads by Mohammad Sami. International Cricket Council(ICC) fined 30 percent of his match fee for a Level 1 breach of the ICC’s Code of Conduct for dissent at the umpire’s decision to give leg before wicket out in the 15thover of India’s innings.
Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel:
Article 2.1.5, ‘excessive’ shall include: (a) repeated appealing of the same decision/appeal; (b) repeated appealing of different decisions/appeals when the bowler/fielder knows the batter is not out with the intention of placing the Umpire under pressure; or (c) celebrating a dismissal before the decision has been given. It is not intended to prevent loud or enthusiastic appealing.