Indian captain Virat Kohli is in the danger to face suspension as he is in close to earning the suspension points.
Virat Kohli is a very passionate cricketer. He always stays in the game and he has a never give up attitude. This attitude has made him an extraordinary cricketer as many believe that Kohli is one of the greatest cricketers in international cricket history. However, sometimes, his never give up attitude has also put him into the big trouble.
Recently, the Indian captain has earned one demerit point for making inappropriate physical contact with the South African left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks. That incident happened during the third and final game of the three-match T20I series between India and South Africa at Bengaluru on last Sunday (22nd September) night. While Kohli breached Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct, he earned one demerit point.
Adding this demerit point, Virat Kohli has already earned three demerit points in less than the last 24-month-period. Another demerit point until January 2020 will force Kohli to face the suspension from international cricket.
Till January 2020, if Kohli adds one more demerit point, he will have four demerit points. The four to seven demerit points are equivalent of two suspension points. Two suspension points mean Kohli will miss either one Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whatever comes first for the player.
Virat Kohli’s previous two demerit points
In January 2018, during India tour of South Africa, Kohli earned the first demerit point. During the Centurion Test, Kohli was once complaining to the umpires about the damp outfield and later, he threw the match ball on the ground in an aggressive manner. Apart from getting 25% fine of the match fees, Kohli earned one demerit point.
During the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Kohli earned the second demerit point. It was the match against Afghanistan at Southampton, where Kohli once appealed for an lbw in an aggressive manner. Once again, he faced the fine of 25% of his match fees and also got one demerit point.