Virat Kohli gets clean chit from ICC after caught using walkie-talkie during 1st T20I: Report

India plays its next T20I against New Zealand on November 4 at Rajkot

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has reportedly given clean chit to Indian skipper Virat Kohli who was seen using walkie-talkie from the dugout during the 1st T20I against the New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on November 1. According to Times Now, ICC confirmed that Virat Kohli did not violate any rules and regulations set by the governing authority. The incident happened in the 15th over of the match when India was in a great state at 139 for no loss.

Meanwhile, the ICC statement is expected anytime soon on this issue.

Earlier, Team India romped home to their first ever victory against New Zealand in T20Is by 52 runs. The spotlight was on Ashish Nehra as it was his last match.

After India’s 53-run win in the first T20 International against New Zealand, Kohli said,

Very clinical performance with the whole team. I thought the wicket was damp but Rohit (Sharma) and Shikhar (Dhawan) were outstanding. And with the ball as well, we were brilliant. The bowlers bowled where they should and the fielders backed it up.

On Ashish Nehra, Kohli said,

To have played 19 years is very hard for a fast bowler. I know how professional he’s been and how hard he’s worked. He deserved this kind of a farewell with the crowd cheering him. He can now spend time with his family, he’s got a beautiful family. We’ll stay in touch but we’ll miss him and I wish him all the best.

India plays its next T20I against New Zealand on November 4 at Rajkot. With the Indian team in an incredible form, it is all to play for the visitors. The Rajkot match will be a do-or-die battle for the Kiwis.