India and Sri Lanka are currently playing their 1st match of the new test series in Eden Garden.
On the Day 2 of the match yesterday, something happened that is not very common in the fields.
It was the 4th ball of the 53rd over and Indian team was on the batting side and Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal indulged in an act called “Fake Fielding”
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – The batsman pushed the ball through covers and when he was coming back for the second run, Dinesh Chandimal indulged in fake fielding even when the ball was nowhere near him.
The instance left Indian Captain Virat Kohli visibly disturbed and he was seen angry. Virat even gestured towards the cameras for a penalty of five runs.
Watch the video;
Even though, it was a clear breach of the new ICC rules that call the act “Fake Fielding” and ensure penalty, the action was totally ignored.
Team India later completed its innings at just 172 runs. Meanwhile on Day 3, Sri Lanka was playing at 42/2 at the time of writing this.
What do you think about this act?