IPL 2023: most famous controversies in IPL history

Most famous controversies in IPL history: If you also follow cricket and IPL T20 league, then you must have seen a dispute between two players in some IPL match. And there have been many such occasions in the IPL where many players had clashed with each other, so let’s take a look at the top 5 most famous controversies between two players in IPL history, and whose controversies made a lot of media headlines. So let’s know about those cricketers who made themselves famous because of the fight.

Top 5 most famous controversies in IPL history

So let’s know about five such controversies in the entire IPL history till date, which are very famous among the IPL audience till date.

  1. Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth slapped controversy
  2. Mitchell Starc and Kieron Pollard controversy
  3. Shane Watson and Kieron Pollard controversy
  4. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir 2013 controversy
  5. Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly controversy

1. Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth slapped controversy

The first controversy in this list is the feud between Harbhajan and Sreesanth in IPL Season 1, in which Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth. And due to this, he was banned from the match of that entire IPL season as well as he was also banned from some international cricket matches. And Harbhajan had to pay the price of this slap by losing more than 3 crores.
And this was the first such case in the entire IPL history when a cricketer slapped his other cricketer partner.

By the way, for your information, let us tell you that after this act of Harbhajan, his entire cricket career was questioned and he could have been banned from the entire cricket career due to this act. Because raising hands on any player is a big crime.

Sreesanth Banned

And apart from that, On May 16, 2013, during IPL 6, Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth and two other players of the Rajasthan Royals team, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan from Mumbai on charges of spot-fixing. And after that Sreesanth was banned for lifetime cricket, and since then he is facing a cricket ban. By the way, now the lifetime cricket ban has been lifted from him.

2.Mitchell Starc and Kieron Pollard

The second controversy is between Mitchell Starc and Kiran Pollard when in the seventh season of IPL when Pollard ran toward Starc to beat him with a bat.
In fact, when Pollard was batting in that match, on the fourth ball of Starc, he departed slightly from the cricket pitch, but still, Starc threw the ball towards him, and after that Pollard ran to hit Starc with a bat. However, the matter was pacified by the umpire present there.

However, no one was hurt in either of them. After the match, 75% of Pollard’s fees and 50% of Starc’s fees were deducted as fines.

3.Shane Watson and Kieron Pollard

The third controversy in this list is between Shane Watson and Pollard, when Watson came to bat during a match of IPL season 6, Pollard started teasing him by imitating him, and after that, both of them commented on each other with indecent words. However, this matter was also handled later by the umpire present there and the captains of both the teams.

4. Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir

At the same time, the fourth controversy in this list is between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir, which even today remains a topic of much discussion among the cricket audience.
In fact, during an IPL match in the year 2013, there was a fierce debate on the field between RCB captain Virat Kohli and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir. And a lot of abusive languages was also used in this debate.

And the main reason behind this debate was when Virat Kohli hits two consecutive sixes in the two balls of KKR’s bowler Pradeep Sangwan, and after that when he was out in his third ball, then when he got out towards the cricket pavilion, then KKR’s Captain teasing him.

And After the match, 50% of Virat Kohli’s fees and 50% of Gambhir’s fees were deducted as fines.

5. Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly

The fifth most famous controversy on this list is between Shane Warne and Sourav Ganguly when Sourav Ganguly was out by Graeme Smith in a match of the 2008 IPL season, then Ganguly felt that the catch was not caught and asked the umpire to take a review by forcefully. After this, the third umpire gave the decision in favor of Sourav Ganguly, after which a heated dispute started between Rajasthan Royal captain Shane Warne and Ganguly.

Pollard’s controversies not only with the bowler but also with the umpires

West Indies star batsman Kiran Pollard has been involved in controversy many times in IPL not only with the bowler but also with the umpires. So let’s know about some of the controversies between the umpire and Pollard.

  • Annoyed with the umpire, he threw the bat in the air, in the final of the 13th season of IPL, Pollard threw his bat in the air after getting angry with the poor umpiring. After that, he stood outside the crease When Chennai’s bowler Bravo came to bowl. After this, the umpire had to go to talk to him.
  • Pollard had a clash with Chris Gayle in the 2015 IPL Season, After this, the umpire intervened. Pollard did not like this. Enraged, Pollard returned to the field with tape in his mouth and expressed his displeasure with the umpire.

Although apart from these controversies, there have been more controversies in IPL history, but those 5 controversies are one of the most famous controversies in IPL history as it is still remembered by the cricket audience, and it is discussed among the cricket audience from time to time.


By the way, which controversy has happened in your memory in these controversies, and which controversies do you remember even today, do not forget to enter your opinion and feedback in the comment section below.

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