Young India batsman Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for showing dissent at an umpire's decision, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said yesterday.

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Kohli, 23, stood his ground for "a considerable time" after being given out leg-before during the third ODI against the West Indies in Ahmedabad on Monday.

"Accepting umpires' decisions is part and parcel of playing cricket and on this occasion Virat clearly showed dissent when he had been given out," match referee David Boon said in an ICC statement.

Kohli pleaded guilty to a Level 1 offence of the ICC's Code of Conduct and accepted the proposed sanction from Boon, the statement added.