Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day December 13, 2014

Warner, Kohli, Dhawan fined for altercation

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David Warner, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have been fined by the ICC for their involvement in two separate incidents on the fourth day of the Adelaide Test. Warner has been fined 15% of his match fee while Kohli and Dhawan have been docked 30% of theirs following squabbles between the Indian and Australian players on Friday.

The first incident took place in the second session of the fourth day when India pacer Varun Aaron dismissed Warner off a no-ball. Kohli and Aaron had given the batsman a send-off and once he was called back by the umpires, Warner shouted "come on, come on" towards the bowler.

Warner shouted "come on" again as he left alone the next delivery, angering the Indian players a little more. Dhawan and Warner then exchanged a few words, stopping the game in the process. Warner later admitted he may have responded a bit too strongly but stated that this was a part of the game.

Kohli was fined for his argument with Steven Smith, following an lbw appeal off Rohit Sharma's bowling.

All three players were charged under Level 1 Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to "conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute."

The three players admitted the offences and accepted the sanctions proposed by match referee Jeff Crowe, who also spoke to both captains and reminded them of their responsibilities.

"Both captains agreed that they will take the lead and the responsibility for setting the example. In particular, to stop any unacceptable aggression of any kind towards opposing players," Crowe said.

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  • Andrew on December 16, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    @kumarcoolbuddy on (December 15, 2014, 16:52 GMT) - you are missing the point, Aaron didn't get fined. A send off is a send off, Aarons (IMO) was at the low end of the scale. Kohli did chime in, but the thing is - if you going to give someone a send off, make sure they are out first! IMO - if Warner had not send the 3rd "Come on" after leaving the ball, he like Aaron shouldn't of been fined. The Smith incident was petulance by Dhawan & Kohli (although Kohli backtracked quickly). If it had of been up to me, the only player fined would of been Dhawan. With all players involved (including Aaron & Smith) given a warning. @nicoool on (December 16, 2014, 3:06 GMT) - except when they threaten to pull out of a tour if they don't get the right decision! You do realise you sound a bit paranoid, that it is always India and no one else getting fined. I wonder why, could it be that players like harbhajan or Sreesanth use to always overstep?

  • Ni on December 16, 2014, 3:06 GMT

    No Wonder. As usual its the Indian tem to get most of the fine. It doesnt matter who started it and who did what. The Indians always get fined where ever they are playing. The players of all other teams and especially Austrelians are all saints who cannot do nothing wrong. In this case wnarner said that he should have acted lightly which indirectly tell what he did still he was charged less that dhavan and Kohli. The BCCI which claims to be the most powerful cricket board always fails to stnad behind its players. Such a shame.

  • Rakesh on December 15, 2014, 20:20 GMT

    I want Australia to play a team sports against USA and See what happens if they talk crap, They would taken to the cleaners, having not seen prior incident with Aussies crying like babies when somebody gives it to them. Shane Warne was talking about lets get on with the game Are you serious ? Talk about being hypocrite Marlon Samuel should remind him about getting on with the game. Michael slater remember he took that Dravid's catch in Mumbai in the 01 series and how he reacted even though the catch was taken on the first bounce. This Aussies doesn't have any sportsman sprit and they just want to win at any and every cost. Did we already forget the Sydney gate? I am not saying Virat is all good he as a captain should learn how to control his emotions and he will with time.

  • ashok on December 15, 2014, 19:59 GMT

    If Australia won first test, it was only because of luck. Warner was not given out thrice, Kohli got out at the wrong time and Rahane was not out as well. Feel shamed that Indians are playing in Australia. we could have played better cricket in Bangladesh than in Aus

  • kumar on December 15, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    Who ever is blindly supporting AUS should be knowing more than anyone about how AUS bowlers celebrate and irritate opposition for big wickets. AUS players are the master of sledging. But you call it as part of the game. But here it was very clear that Varun Aaron was celebrating with Kohli and didn't even look at Warner. He just said "Come on" and how did that really offend Warner so that he came back saying "Come On"? It is very clear that Warner over-reacted in that heat and good he admitted it. I am still not clear what is Varun's mistake here. On other side what was the need for Steven Smith to get irritated by Rohit Sharma's appeal? That's the root cause of the 2nd issue. In fact Lyon was appealing for each and every ball but Indian batsmen didn't react like Steven Smith did. Culprits here for both incidents are Warner, Steven Smith and Dhawan and only they should be fined.

  • Dummy4 on December 15, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    Bowlers Contest:

    1. Varun Aaron vs Mitchell Johnson (The fastest in each team) 2. Umesh Yadav vs Mitchell Starc (The second fastest in each team) 3. Mohd Shami vs Ryan Harris (The Medium but can be fast one in each team) 4. Ishant Sharma vs Josh Hazelwood (The trundler of each team)

  • Sudhakar on December 15, 2014, 4:18 GMT

    @Chris_P --- Oh you have opened our eyes..Just recollect how many times the whole Australian gathers up and runs into the opposition team and starts swearing..Ex. Watson, Mcgrath, Hayden, Symonds, Waugh etc.etc...

  • Manesh on December 15, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    I am not surprised if all the members in the Indian team fined based on Australian complaint.They can say anything to anyone, but no one else!

  • Peter on December 15, 2014, 1:39 GMT

    The problem when this escalates is when the 3rd person involved (in this case Kholi) comes in aggressively which mostly incites all concerned. In our rugby league games, players one on one who start pushing & shoving are usually given a warning, but since they started sending off the "3rd man in" which was usually the catalyst for ugly scenes, there have been far less instances (Not sure byt I think the same for AFL?). My point? Let the 2 have their words and move on, it is usually a few words then mostly forgotten, especially after the day's plays when players usually sit down and have a chuckle at the drama that occurred. Let the players involved & umpires do their thing, there would be far less incidents & bad feeling, & this spoken from experience.

  • Dummy4 on December 14, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    So much for players' and the IPL harmony, Dhawan and Warner are teammates in the IPL but that's of no use here.

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