The International Cricket Council on Monday, January 25 officially reprimanded Rohit Sharma for showing dissent showing dissent at the umpire’s decision during India’s fifth and final One-Day International against Australia in Sydney.
Rohit missed his hundred by one run off 108 balls in India’s six-wicket victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, was visibly unhappy when the umpire declared him out caught behind off John Hastings in the 35th over while chasing 331 run chase.
“The player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match,” an ICC release said. “Sharma displayed dissent when he showed an obvious delay in leaving the crease after being given out caught behind off John Hastings when batting on 99.”
Summoned after the match by Jeff Crowe, the match referee Rohit admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction, thereby preventing the need for a formal hearing.
Rohit was reported by Richard Kettleborough and Paul Wilson, the on-field umpires, John Ward, the third umpire, and Gerard Abood, the fourth official.
Rohit’s offence was a Level 1 breach, warrants a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50 per cent of his match fee, as per the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and player and Player Support Personnel.