Is Cricket still a gentleman’s game is the question that will come to your mind every time an unholesome act is witnessed on the fields. Apart from the glamour and money, the IPL has also witnessed some hot arguments and on field clashes. Here is the list of Top 10 IPL fights witnessed over the years.
1. Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth in 2008.
The slapstack is the biggest incident IPL saw in its debut season in 2008. The ungentleman activity took place between the Indian players Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth. Bhajji was playing for Mumbai Indians while Sreesanth for KXIP at that time. Sreesanth was left in tears after he was slapped by Bhajji for making a dig at the MI’s loss. Harbhajan Singh was banned for the rest of the season while Sreesanth was left after giving disciplinary warning.
2. Sourav Ganguly and Shane Warne in 2008.
The same opening season of IPL saw a fuming argument between Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly. It happened so that Sourav Ganguly the captain of KKR was caught by the Rajasthan Royals Graeme Smith. Sourav Ganguly challenged the decision on the grounds that the catch was not clear and asked for a review. The decision came in the favour of Ganguly but ended up in a heated argument between Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly.
3. Kieron Pollard and Shane Watson in the year 2013.
In the year 2013 in the 6th edition of IPL, Mumbai Indians hot head Kieron Pollard cane face to face with Rajasthan Royals Shane Watson. Pollard made faces to the The Australian player as he came into bat. Later on the players got engaged in the heated argument and ultimately calmed down after the intervention of the umpire and captain Rohit Sharma.
4. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir in 2013.
It is a known fact to all that both Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir are hot headed cricketers who often let their temper control their actions. This incident took place in 2013 when RCB’s Virat Kohli tried to hit his 3rd six to the KKR’s Pradeep Sangwan and was caught. Upset by his dismissal Virat launched a mouthful of expletives. Not to be left behind even the KKR captain confronted Kohli with words that left everyone in surprise.
5. Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu in 2016.
An ugly spat took place between the teammates of Mumbai Indians took place in the 11th over Pune Supergiants Innings. Rayudu failed to stop a boundary hit by Saurabh Tiwary on the ball by Harbhajan Singh. Rayudu who even dived to stop the ball was found short of efforts by Harbhajan and charged with abuses.
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