ADELAIDE: A video has emerged showing Indian Test captain Virat Kohli appearing to shine a ball with an artificial substance –the sugar of a mint.
Kohli’s video has emerged at a moment when South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis is set to undergo an official hearing relating to a ball-tampering charge in Adelaide last week.
Du Plessis has been charged for breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct after television footage appeared to show him applying an artificial substance – the sugar of a mint sweet – to the ball during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against Australia in Hobart.
The case against Du Plessis is consequential considering that, if found guilty of a Level 2 offence, the South African skipper may miss the third Test at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Faf Du Plesis was also caught tampering with the ball