KFC T20 INTL Series v India
India player censured for delivering send-off
Debutant allrounder Pandya penalised for celebration following maiden wicket in Australia Day T20
28 January 2016, 05:21 PM AEST
India's fast bowling allrounder Hardik Pandya has been sanctioned for giving Australia's Chris Lynn a send-off in the Australia Day KFC T20 INTL match in Adelaide.
Called in for his international debut Pandya had a less than auspicious start to his international career, bowling an 11-ball opening over that included his first three deliveries being called wides.
WATCH: Hardik gives Lynn a send off with wild celebration
Pandya was given an official reprimand for breaching the International Cricket Council's Code of Conduct. He was sanctioned under the clause which relates to “Using language, actions or gestures which disparage or which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batsman upon his/her dismissal during an International Match”.
In the 15th over of Australia's ultimately unsuccessful run-chase, Lynn had dispatched Pandya for a monster 107m straight six into the Adelaide Oval stands. On the last ball of that over Lynn laced a wide delivery that stung the hands of Yuvraj Singh who completed the catch, sparking Pandya's wild celebration.
The on-field umpires Simon Fry and John Ward levelled the charge against Pandya and ICC match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the sanction.
WATCH: Hardik's 11-ball horror debut over
There was no word from the ICC whether Virat Kohli had been charged for his send-off of Australia's Steve Smith after he made a 'talking' hand gesture after taking a catch.
Smith had chipped a leading edge from Ravi Jadeja to Kohli at cover. He had spent the over chatting to Nine's Wide World of Sports commentators from the middle as is common practice for Australian players in T20 matches.
Smith said he believed the type of send-off he received from Virat Kohli was "not really on" once a batsman had been dismissed.
Quick Single: Smith responds to Kohli send-off
"(Kohli) gets pretty emotional out there, doesn't he?" Smith told Fox Sports on Wednesday night.
"I don't think you need to do that kind of thing when someone gets out.
"It's fine to have a little bit of banter when you're out in the field, but when someone's out I don't really think that's really on."
WATCH: Kohli's reaction after Smith chips catch
Kohli is known as one of the most combative players in world cricket and has engaged in some light-hearted banter with Australian allrounder James Faulkner on more than one occasion on this tour.
Speaking last week, the Indian superstar says he doesn't walk out to bat with a specific plan to engage with the Australian players.
Quick Single: Kohli says Faulkner banter 'just for fun'
"I just like to make a bit of fun of any kind of argument out on the field," he said before the Australia Day clash.
"It's very different from the last few instances (in Australia); this time it's been more cheeky and fun statements rather than guys swearing at each other or using bad words. Which I think is fair enough on the field.
"People watching should have some fun as well when they're watching the game. I think it makes the sport more entertaining.
"There's no harm in having a little cheeky chat with your opponent sometimes."
Allan Border Medallist David Warner agreed with Smith that interacting with commentators out in the middle is a regular part of the modern game, saying it provides invaluable insight for the viewers at home.
"We've been doing that for the last couple of years and obviously it's not in the interests of Channel 9 to disturb us when we're out there and for us to be dismissed," Warner said.
"It's upon us to be responsible and professional.
"It's about entertainment. We've seen it during the BBL and we've done it plenty of times on Channel 9.
Quick Single: Warner plays down commentary influence
"It's a great insight for people at home to understand how we deal with situations when we're out there. For me, I've been doing it all the time and I feel no added pressure.
"It's great that I can give people communication about what I'm actually trying to achieve out there in different situations."
Earlier on Tuesday, Southern Stars pair Alyssa Healy and Alex Blackwell had provided one of the highlights of their match against India by providing ball-by-ball commentary of the 18th over of their innings.
WATCH: Healy, Blackwell commentate their own carnage
The duo were both mic'd up and delivered first-hand commentary of the latter stages of the innings, with the pair adding 19 runs in that 18th over, including two sixes from Healy.
Melbourne Stars batsman Kevin Pietersen had also provided an entertaining insight when mic'd up during his superb innings against the Sydney Thunder during the group stages of BBL|05.
As far back as 2007, former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist commentated himself on the Nine Network hitting three sixes in an over during a T20 match against England at the SCG.