Kagiso Rabada sledged at the Indian batsman but his plan didn't really work out as Kohli calmly retaliated and gave words of advice to the youngster. Photograph:( AFP )
Team India is on the verge of losing second Test match against the Proteas as India's top order again failed to perform and reduced to 35 for three at the close on the fourth day of the second Test but the temper of both the sides can be seen on the field.
Earlier Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, exchanged few words with South African pacer Kagiso Rabada in the first innings of the second Test when he scored 153 runs and played some handsome shots.
Frustrated Rabada, who was eyeing Kohli's wicket, couldn't refrain from sledging at the Indian batsman but his plan didn't really work out as Kohli calmly retaliated and gave words of advice to the youngster.
Kohli's problems are not ending, despite scoring a century in the first innings, India trails far behind in the second Test and might lose the series as well.
Recently, he was penalised 25 % of match fee for “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.”
Kohli also received one demerit point for his Level 1 offence, along with the fine for breaching ICC's code of conduct.
The incident occurred in the 25th over of South Africa’s second innings. The Indian captain was seen complaining to field umpire Michael Gough about the ball being affected by a damp outfield following a shower in the third session. Kohli then threw the ball on to the ground “in an aggressive manner”, field umpires complained to the match referee Chris Broad.