Nurul Hasan to get sanctioned for accusing Kohli of fake fielding
Virat Kohli and Nurul Hasan post IND v BAN match (PC: AP)
Be it for batting brilliantly or pulling off something inhuman as a fielder, Virat Kohli headlines each time he takes the field. The Indian batting superstar won the Player of the Match award in India's encounter against Bangladesh but he was bashed on social media as well.
It was a very special knock from Kohli as he batted in all three stages of the match and helped his team post a match-winning 184-6. However, his 64* off 44 deliveries wasn't the sole reason why #ViratKohli trended on social media but in the later part of Bangladesh's innings, he was accused of fake fielding.
The video of the 33-year-old surpassed on social media saw Kohli gesturing like throwing the ball at the non-striker's end when Litton Das made his ground at the striker's end - making this incident fair by the ICC rules as both the batters didn't get distracted.
During or post the match, no sanctions were made - but when Bangladesh lost the game by 5 runs on the DLS method, a buzz was created by the losing team and later on social.
The Bangladesh wicketkeeper, Nurul Hasan, in the post-match press conference called out the umpires as they felt should have been awarded five runs for Kohli’s fake throw.
“We all saw that it was wet ground. Eventually, when we talk about these things, there was also a fake throw. It could have been a five-run penalty. That also could have gone our way, but unfortunately, even that didn’t materialise,” he stated.
Meanwhile, as per reports, the 28-year-old keeper-batter can be sanctioned for publicly criticizing the tournament's match officials as the application ‘fake fielding’ law doesn’t apply to that incident.