Virat Kohli accused of ball tampering, found using artificial substance in mouth to shine ball

Du Plesis might have faced a one-match ban but escaped with just a fine after the hearing concluded on Monday.

Virat Kohli accused of ball tampering, found using artificial substance in mouth to shine ball
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New Delhi: South African captain for Australia series, Faf du Plesis was found guilty of breaching ICC Cod of Conduct Level 2 after he was accused of ball tampering during the 2nd Test against Australia at Hobart.

A television footage showed him applying an artificial substance to the ball during the fourth day’s play.

Du Plesis might have faced a one-match ban but escaped with just a fine after the hearing concluded on Monday.

Now, a similar incident involving Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has come across.

A video published by South African newspaper group IOL shows Kohli shining the ball during India's first Test against England at Rajkot in a similar manner.

In the footage, Kohli is seen rubbing his right-hand fingers with some sort of artificial substance in his mouth. Subsequently, he proceeds to shine the ball applying saliva.

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