IPL 2018: Top five ugliest fights in history
Updated On : 04 Apr 2018,12:50 AM
Cricket fans across Indian and around the world eagerly awaits for the Indian Premier League every year. The reason behind such a huge fan following is its super-exciting matches, huge sixes, outstanding catches and great dismissals.
However, all these breathtaking matches sometimes takes an ugly turn and high-octane clashes occur between players.
Despite being a gentleman’s game, IPL has witnessed several instances which lead the tournament making headlines for all the bad reasons.
Keiron Pollard vs Shane Watson - This all started when Watson came out to bat and was looking angry while Pollard was seen laughing mockingly.
Umpires called MI skipper Rohit Sharma and had a word with him and Pollard as well. Post that, Pollard stopped laughing but now Watson has begun to laugh.
His doesn’t end here, Watson was sitting in dugout where Pollard was placed in the field and he said something angrily to him and left the place.
Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir – Despite having played for the Delhi team in the Ranji Trophy, both Kohli and Gambhir involved in an ugly fight after Virat was dismissed in the 10th over of the innings.
As Kolkata Knight Riders starting celebrating the dismissal, Virat walked towards short extra cover and started commenting which lead Gambhir walk angrily towards him.
It was Rajat Bhatia who got in between and tried to calm Gautam down.
Shane Warne vs Sourav Ganguly – It was the inaugural edition of Indian Premier League, where Indian and Australian legends came face-to-face during a match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.
It was started when Smith took Sourav’s catch at deep midwicket but Ganguly was not assured whether the catch was properly taken or not.
So, he appealed to the umpire which lead to this ugly spat.
Harbhajan Singh vs Sreesanth – The incident took place when Mumbai Indian’s Harbhajan Singh and Kings XI Punjab’s Sreesanth got involved in an ugly ‘Slapgate’ controversy.
This was started when Sreesanth made a comment over Harbhajan during the match which lead Singh to slap him on-field.
However, Singh apologised to Sreesanth in the dressing room post match.
Keiron Pollard vs Mitchell Starc – It was the 2014 edition of Indian Premier League, where Pollard lost his cool when Starc didn’t break his run-up and seemingly took aim at Pollard with the ball.
In response, Pollard hurled his bat towards the bowler. Meanwhile RCB skipper Virat Kohli came in middle to stop the tension.