During the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batsman Virat Kohli has been fined for arguing with the umpire.

Kohli has been fined 50 percent of his match fee for violating the code of conduct after arguing with the umpire during the IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.

According to the match referee, Kohli was found guilty of a Level 1 violation under Article 2.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct.


Kohli admitted his mistake and accepted the decision of the match referee.

Background of the argument:

The argument took place during the third over of Bangalore’s innings against Kolkata Knight Riders when Kohli was caught out on a full toss by Harshit Rana.

Kohli thought it was a no ball as it was above his waist so he took a review for a no ball.

However, he was given out by the third umpire as he was outside the crease when playing the ball, so it cannot be called a no ball according to law.

Kohli showed anger on the umpire’s decision and had an argument on the ground and then returned to the pavilion unhappy.

The Knight Riders went on to defeat the Royal Challengers by one run after a thrilling encounter.