Hardik Pandya © Getty Images
Hardik Pandya © Getty Images

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reprimanded Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya for his send-off to Australia’s Chris Lynn, during the first Twenty20 International (T20I) on Tuesday. India won the first T20I by 37 runs to take a vital 1-0 lead, and Pandya, who made his debut in the match, was seen giving a send-off to Australian cricketer Lynn during their chase. Pandya began on a poor note as he bowled an 11-ball first over of the career, which cost India as many as 19 runs in the game. India and Australia will now clash in the second T20I at Melbourne on Friday. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 2nd T20I at Melbourne

According to Cricket Australia, the Indian cricketer was reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first T20I. Pandya was sanctioned over the clause which reads, “Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match”. ALSO READ: Why India can win their first-ever T20 series against Australia

Pandya was smashed for a massive six by Lynn during the 15th over of the Australian chase, and later in the over the Indian cricketer had the batsman caught by Yuvraj Singh at extra cover. The fall of Lynn was celebrated by Pandya in a very animated manner, which was noticed by on-field umpires Simon Fry and John Ward. Thanks to Virat Kohli, Australia may stop playing India at Adelaide Oval

The umpires levelled the charges against Pandya, and ICC match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the sanction on the player.

While Pandya has been reprimanded, the ICC has not yet said anything on the send-off which the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli gave to his Australian counterpart Steven Smith in the same match.