Virat Kohli running on the pitch

IND vs AUS: Netizens react after Virat Kohli escapes umpire sanction for running on the pitch

Virat Kohli was caught running on the pitch in India’s narrow win over Australia in the second ODI at Rajkot on Friday.

During the first innings, Kohli ran on the danger area in the 42nd and 43rd over but on neither occasion was spoken to by the umpires, though his teammate Ravindra Jadeja was given a warning for the same offence in the 47th over.


Australia was handed a five-run penalty in the third Test against New Zealand at SCG after Marnus Labuschagne was given a warning and then David Warner was deemed to have reoffended chasing a quick single on a pitch that was deteriorating quickly.

As per the rules of the sport, any team whose player runs on the playing area of the pitch is handed a 5-run penalty. And, as far as the opinions of some fans and experts go, the same should have been the case with Kohli.




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