Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya picked up two wickets on his T20 debut in India colours against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.Ron Gaunt / SPORTZPICS/ IPL

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Code of Conduct during the first T20 at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Pandya celebration after Chris Lynn's dismissal was duly noted by match officials Simon Fry and John Ward, third umpire Paul Wilson and fourth official Gerard Abood.

Pandya admitted his mistake and thus the ICC said there was no need for a formal hearing. 

For breaching Level 1 of the ICC's Code of Conduct, a player may face a minimum punishment of an official reprimand and a maximum fine of 50% of his match fee.

Pandya has been booked under Article 2.1.7, which reads deals with "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."

The ICC announced the news via an official statement on Thursday ahead of the second T20 game between India and Australia. 

The ICC statement read:

"Following the match, which India won by 37 runs, Pandya admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees. As such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

"The charge was levelled by on-field umpires Simon Fry and John Ward, third umpire Paul Wilson and fourth official Gerard Abood.

"For all first offences, Level 1 breaches carry a minimum penalty of an official reprimand and a maximum penalty of 50% of a player's match fee."

Pandya made an awful start to his spell. In his first over, he bowled five wides and conceded 19 runs. He came back later to dismiss the dangerous Chris Lynn and Matthew Wade. He proved very expensive during the 1st T20 game against Australia, but managed to impress his skipper MS Dhoni. The only thing Dhoni later mentioned about the youngster was he has to learn how to handle the pressure in international cricket, and also has to be consistent with his performances. 

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