It is not the first time that Kohli has fallen foul of the ICC. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee in 2014 following an altercation with Australia's Steve Smith following a rejected lbw appeal against Rohit Sharma. He was also fined 30 percent of his match fee for showing dissent after being given out in a one-day international against Pakistan in 2016. Should a player receive four or more demerit points within a two-year period, these are converted into suspension points. A suspension point amounts to a ban from one test or two ODIs, or two T20Is, whichever come first. Kohli has picked up his first demerit point for this period.
JUST IN: Virat Kohli fined 25% of match fee for breaching ICC Code of Conduct.— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 16, 2018
Kohli continued to complain to umpire Michael Gough about the ball being affected by a damp outfield following a rain delay, before throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner: ICC