Bengaluru, May 18: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh of Delhi Daredevils (DD) broke rules during their Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium here yesterday (May 17).
The game between RCB and DD was washed out due to rain. DD batted first, scoring 187/5 in 20 overs. RCB's run chase lasted only 1.1 overs before rain halted play and later called off as there was not let-up from the showers. (How many lakhs for Yuvraj's each run?)
During the match, Kohli and Yuvraj both did not adhere to the tournament rules when they were seen interacting with former's girlfriend and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma at the stadium.
Kohli, who opened the batting with Chris Gayle, had to return to the pavilion due to rain interruption after 1.1 overs.
As the players and spectators waited for rain to relent, Kohli took this break in play to chat with his girlfriend who was seated in the stand next to the teams' dressing rooms.
With Kohli, Yuvraj and other players standing on the dressing room balcony, Anushka got up from her seat and went up to Kohli and were seen talking for some time.
The giant screen at the venue also flashed this moment and the host broadcaster too beamed it across the globe. Yuvraj also joined in the conversation.
However, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Anti Corruption Policy, players are barred from talking or mixing with people when the game is on.
This was clear case of Kohli and Yuvraj going against the rules when the match was still in progress. It was much later that the contest was officially called off due to rain.
This is not the first time that Kohli, as a captain and player, has found himself in the wrong. And this might not be the last too.
Will BCCI warn Kohli and Yuvraj?