Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) accidentally slammed the ball during the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Kovid-19 protocol. Violated.
In the match against Delhi at the Dubai International Stadium, Kohli, while fielding on short cover, stopped the ball coming at his side and then applied saliva to it. The incident happened in the third over of Delhi’s innings when opener Prithvi Shaw drove the third ball of fast bowler Navdeep Saini.
However, Kohli immediately realized his mistake and accepted it by raising his hand.
Seeing Shaw’s tough shot and Kohli’s superb fielding, veteran Sachin Tendulkar immediately praised him by tweeting.
What an incredible shot by @PrithviShaw there!
A million dollar reaction by @imVkohli after almost applying saliva on the ball.
Sometimes instincts takeover!
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 5, 2020
Tendulkar tweeted, ‘What an incredible shot Shaw played. After applying saliva to the ball, Kohli’s reaction was noticeable. Sometimes instincts emerge. ‘
Let me tell you that last week Rajasthan Royals batsman Robin Uthappa applied saliva to the ball while fielding against Kolkata Knight Riders.
The ICC banned the use of saliva to shine the ball in June this year due to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
According to the standard operating procedure of the game, “If the player applies saliva to the ball, the umpire will deal with this situation and will be generous during the initial phase of keeping pace with this new process of the players but further warn the team on such an incident Will go ‘.
The ICC guidelines state, ‘A team can be issued two warnings in each innings but a five-run penalty will be imposed on the frequent use of saliva on the ball. Whenever saliva is used on the ball, the umpires must clean the ball ‘.