India vs England: Virat Kohli accused of ball tampering by British tabloid after visitors' Vizag loss

The Daily Mail has produced inconclusive evidence to show that Kohli used to shine the ball with the residue of a sweet in his mouth.

IANS, Nov, 22 2016

London: India skipper Virat Kohli was on Tuesday accused of ball tampering during the drawn first cricket Test against England at Rajkot by a British tabloid.

There is inconclusive evidence to show that Kohli tried to shine the ball with the residue of a sweet. AP

There is inconclusive evidence to show that Kohli tried to shine the ball with the residue of a sweet. AP

The Daily Mail has produced inconclusive evidence to show that Kohli tried to shine the ball with the residue of a sweet in his mouth.

The tabloid has claimed that Kohli put his hands deep in his mouth, and then shined one side of the ball during the match which was played between 9 to 13 November.

"Footage has emerged of India captain Virat Kohli appearing to shine the ball using residue from a sweet during his country's draw with England in the first Test," the report in The Daily Mail read.

"Television cameras caught Kohli, who finished on 49 not out on the final day in Rajkot, putting his right hand towards his mouth," it added.

"The 28-year-old can be seen rubbing his fingers in his mouth, inside of which is a sweet. He then appears to shine one side of the ball."

But the doubts raised by the English media seemed to backfire as Kohli's actions were not cited by the umpire or the match referee after the match.

This is the video that has emerged of the Indian captain apparently using a sweet residue in his mouth to shine the ball, and it is going viral.

Published Date: Nov 22, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 22, 2016



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