Bengaluru: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday 'informally warned' Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Virat Kohli after he broke the rules to chit-chat with his girlfriend Anushka Sharma during their match against Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Bengaluru.
BCCI has hired Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, an ICC watchdog, to provide cover to cricket players and monitor the activities both on the ground and the team hotel during the Indian Premier League. The ACSU has laid down the rules that do not allow cricketers to meet with their girlfriends or wives during a game.
"We shouldn't blow the thing out of proportion but I have spoken to him and told him he shouldn't speak to anyone when technically the match is still on. At the Chinnaswamy [stadium], there is only a partition between the VIP enclosure and the players area and hence he may have spoken. If the ACSU officials inform us we will definitely warn him but I have already informally spoken to him and told him not to do this," said BCCI official and former IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla.
However the game was called off just after seven deliveries into Royal Challengers Bangalore's chase against Delhi Daredevils' 187 runs at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.
Even though the officials finally called off the match at 7:35 pm in Bengaluru, it looked like Kohli knew the fate of the contest well in advance because no sooner did the rain start than an ecstatic Kohli broke into a mid-match chit-chat with girlfriend Anushka Sharma, sitting adjacent to the pavilion.
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