The new and 11th season of the IPL (Indian Premier League) is starting on April 6. Players’ emotions are at its peak during the matches that occur during this tournament, and in times of delicate moments, such situations are created when there are hot debates and controversies between the players. In this way, cricketers do not even refrain from moving towards one another. These were probably the biggest IPL controversies among the players in the IPL history.
1. Bhajji -Rayudu Clashed
In the IPL-9 of the year 2016, Mumbai Indians player Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu were interacting with each other. The match was taking place between the team of Mumbai and Pune, in which Harbhajan Singh was bowling. Pune batsmen Saurabh Tiwary shot a shot on his ball, which was unable to make Rayudu field on the boundary and got chaotic. Angry on this, Bhajji abused Rayudu. After which Rayudu had flared up. After realizing the mistake, Bhajji approached him and tried to convince him. But still, Rayudu’s anger did not calm down.
2. Harbhajan Slaps Sreesanth
Bhajji was involved in yet another highly- taked about controversy! Harbhajan Singh and S. in IPL history This dispute between Sreesanth has been the most controversial story ever since. In the first season of the tournament, this was a controversy in the match between Punjab and Mumbai in 2008. Harbhajan was playing from Mumbai, while Sreesanth was in the Punjab team. After Punjab’s victory in the match, Harbhajan Singh slapped Sreesanth. So after this incident, Harbhajan also had an 11-match ban. In 2016, Harbhajan had said that he did not want to do anything like that, but Sreesanth was over-reacting in the match, so he got angry.
3. Rayudu Was About To Hit Harshal Patel
The dispute between the players took place in the match of the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the IPL-5 in the year 2012. In the match, Mumbai player Ambati Rayudu allegedly rubbished RCB’s fielder Harshal Patel. After this, when Harshal responded, Rayudu ran to kill them. RCB captain Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers had intervened in the middle when both the players were seen moving towards each other. Rayudu was fined 100% of match fees and 25% fine on Hershal for this move.
4. Virat Flashed On The Umpire
During the IPL-10, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli was caught on the umpire. In the match, Virat opened the first ball without any account opening. After this, he looked very angry. On reaching the dugout, he threw bat, helmets, and gloves on the ground. Virat, after pointing out his anger, summoned a matching officer to come and complained to him. In fact, during this time Virat was repeatedly pointing to the side screen. After Virat’s complaint, a policeman’s duty was imposed on people sitting beside the side screen, which prevented people from strolling there. The behavior of the umpire in the match is against the rules, and Virat was given a warning for this too. During the match, the umpire did not pay attention to this matter of Virat.
5. Pollard Threw The Bat
One of the ugliest cricketing incidents took place during the IPL Match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore when the agitated batsman upon missing one ball and receiving another on his face threw his bat at Starc, the bowler during that over. It looked like it was Starc who provoked Pollard but things heated up only when Pollard backed off and didn’t hit the ball.
6. Uthappa Ran To Hit Sarfaraz
During the IPL-8, Kolkata Knight Riders player Robin Uthappa also came to the discussion about the controversy with a player. According to media reports, Uthappa was caught in the KKR and RCB match in Kolkata but was caught by the Reserve player of Bengaluru Sarfaraz Khan. The incident took place when Sir Garfield had come out with the drinks after the departure of Chris Gayle. Then Uthappa had a discussion with him. Then the match in the next four balls was over. But after this, during the presentation ceremony, Uthappa called Sarfaraz Khan a slander and ran till he was killed. Then came the Bangalore player AB de Villiers and Ashok Dinda to calm the case.
7. Virat Was Caught By The Umpire In IPL Season 8
In the IPL 8 season of 2015, Virat Kohli got up against the umpire during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match was made 11 overs due to rain. The ground was wet and the ball was slipping through the hand. Virat wanted the umpire to stop the match, but when it did not happen, he and Dinesh Karthik started to argue with the umpire. Virat Kohli survived in this case, but Dinesh Karthik was fined 20 percent of match fees.
8. Pollard Tapped The Mouth
Two West Indian cricketers Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard clashed with the match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore during IPL-8. Richard Illingworth and Vineet Kulkarni, who was umpiring after the dispute between the two, had asked Pollard to stay calm. After this, Polar Rath had gone to Mumbai’s Dougacht area and came to tie the mouth to protest. This is the case for the first time in IPL.
9. Anger Was Raging Towards Each Other, Serious And Immense
In IPL-6 (2013), Captain of Kolkata Knight Riders Gautam Gambhir and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli were entangled in the middle ground. During which there was a strong debate between the two. In fact, after Kohli was out, the pavilion was returning. In the meantime, he moved towards serious and said something to them. After hearing about Kohli’s serious complacency and turned towards Kohli in anger, fellow players and umpires came to calm the matter while intervening.
10. Virat And Gambhir
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir have again met again in the IPL-8 in 2015. The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders were also won by Bengaluru after rain disturbances. After this, Virat had spoken some slander in the celebration of victory, after which Gambhir did not remain behind. However, fellow cricketers took over the matter.
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