British Tabloid alleged Virat Kohli of ball tampering in 1st Test    AFP
British Tabloid alleged Virat Kohli of ball tampering in 1st Test AFP

After the heated controversy surfacing South African captain Faf du Plessis of using a sweet to shine the ball during the second Test against Australia at Hobart, Virat Kohli‘s name has popped up in a similar issue. As reported by DailyMail.co.uk, the Indian Test captain was caught altering the condition of the ball by using the saliva from a sweet. Kohli has been alleged by the British Tabloid of making one side of the ball shine. However, Kohli is yet to be charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Du Plessis is the latest captain to be alleged with this charge of ball tampering. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 3rd Test at Mohali

Proteas captain has been fined 100% of his match fees but cleared for playing the third Test against Australia at Adelaide. Well, the incident of Kohli shinning the ball by using the saliva from a sweet happened during Day four of first Test of the series at Rajkot. At that point, both the England openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed were batting comfortably with England‘s score at 92 for no loss of wicket. Cook was playing on 37, while Hameed was batting on 53. It is yet to be clear whether Kohli really used the saliva from that sweet to shine the ball or not but the video has gone viral for now.

Kohli’s effort to shine the ball surely didn’t favour him as both the England’s opener went on to add 98 more runs to their partnership after that. England declared their innings at 260 for three and setting a stiff target of 310 runs for India, which they could not. India managed to score only 172 with the loss of six wickets and captain Kohli remained unbeaten on 49. The match ended in a draw. Later, India bounced back in the second Test and beat England by 246 runs.