Top 10 Controversies in The IPL

Top 10 IPL Controversies

Top 10 IPL Controversies: IPL is the biggest festival in India and it is the biggest time pass for every cricket fan during the summer since 2008. You will get to see lot of emotions playing around as it is the matter of reputation of every players which make them perform more good. IPL, a tournament which have highest price money and also highest craze next to International tournaments.  There has been lots of thrilling matches which you can never count using your fingers even if you have five hands. IPL is the tournament which always give positive energy. But we should always remember that every day of our life is stuffed with a day and a night, every light has a darkness, every positivity will have a side of Negativity. IPL also has those dark sides which is the controversy it gets surrounded with. From small issues to the biggest issues, controversy from IPL always turns the heads of the media which automatically ends in a huge attention. It may be a wrong thing to make everything a publicity, but that is how the world is made, good or bad, if it is going to the media, it is a news. In today’s column, let us discuss about the smallest to biggest controversy of IPL. 

Top 10 IPL Controversies

Ravindra Jadeja was Banned in 2010 IPL

Ravindra Jadeja was Banned in 2010 IPL

We can understand that players play IPL for money and not much for emotions for most of the time. yes, there some players who are comfortable with a particular team and attached to it, what we are talking is about most of the time. Jadeja was playing for Rajasthan royals in the first two seasons and made a mistake of his life ahead of third season. It is said that, he desired for more money and had talks with Mumbai Indians to sign a contract without having a discussion with his Rajasthan management. Yes, money is important but not every time especially when you are getting paid enough. It is not professional to do that and one year ban came in his way as the right way of penalty. It costed him an entire IPL in 2010 and he was back to play in 2011 when he was picked by Kochi tuskers India. He was a growing Indian all rounder at that time, but it is the character which always beats the talent. We are happy that, since then he is out of all controversy and settled with a formidable CSK for past 7 seasons. 

Sri Lankan Players Getting Banned

Sri Lankan Players Getting Banned

This is one of the major controversy which created lot of tension in the 2012 IPL. Once upon a time in IPL, Lankan players were pat of every team and was contributing to the teams just like Indian players. Then on 2012, a major political tension broke out between Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka and it is the issue which dominated every news of Tamil Nadu politics. The chief minister of Tamil Nadu during that time ordered that Sri Lankan players should not take part in the IPL games to be played in Chennai. This created a big controversy but nevertheless BCCI have to agree to the terms of the state government and abide by the rules to maintain peace during the tournament. Since then, Lankan players never played games in Chennai for few years but nowadays as tension is empty in this issue, Malinga  started playing in the Chennai games. It is important to maintain peace despite tensions and BCCI just let it go because it was just one game for every franchise which wont cause any damage. We have no comments on state government decisions as it is good to maintain peace always. 

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Chennai Super Kings banned for Two Years

Top 10 IPL Controversies

The most successful team in the history of IPL Chennai super kings faced two years ban from the IPL due to the match fixing and betting allegations. It was big blow for the entire IPL as CSK is the team which holds Major fan base in the IPL and India’s national Hero in cricket Dhoni was leading that side. It created lots of tensions and fans waited for two years without CSK which is surely a big depression for Fans as cricket is such a craze in any part of India. Even Dhoni the captain discussed about his depression during the period in which CSK got banned. The ban mainly happened because the involvement of betting by one of the main CSK management official Gurunath Meiyappan who is son in law of N Srinivasan by leaking the team secrets. This is one of the most horrible days of the IPL cricket.

Rajasthan Royals banned for Two Years

Rajasthan Royals banned for Two Years

In the same year with CSK, Rajasthan royals got banned because of the match fixing and betting allegations which made them go out for two years along with Chennai. For the fans in that region, it is another heartbreak and they too waited for two years for their team to comeback and perform in the IPL. Their owners never came to the stadium to watch IPL since the incident and it took some celebrity attraction out of the IPL but it will never cause any harm to the tournament as Indian people is enough to add craze to the tournament. They came back in 2018 along with Chennai when they finished fourth and Chennai emerged as champions. We strongly hope the this kind of incidents never happen again in future as IPL is our family as all the eight teams.

Shah Rukh Khan was banned from Entering Wankhede

Shah Rukh Khan was banned from Entering Wankhede

Another headlines controversy involving bollywood superstar SRK and as well known, he is the owner of KKR. He got banned for 5 long years from entering Wankhede stadium in Mumbai as he slapped a security guard stating that security harassed his son. May be as a father, he got emotional , but as such a  celebrity when millions of people follow him, it would have surely set a bad example for youngsters. He was banned by the BCCI and he has never entered the stadium since that incident. It was not a fair act by the Bollywood super star.

Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell Controversy

Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell Controversy

During the 2013 IPL When Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell was playing for Pune warriors India, they both went o the night club for a party and was accused of consuming drugs in that night party. It became a controversy and both of them was pleading for innocence. Both were left unpunished but their IPL career has taken a backing since that incident. That is why senior players say junior players to avoid certain places during the game. 

Pomersbach getting arrested

Top 10 IPL Controversies

2011 IPL was hit by the controversy of Pomersbach who molested an US woman and got arrested by the Delhi police. He was all set to play for Royal challengers Bangalore was expected to be one of the biggest IPL superstar but the fate has turned things for him due to his behavior towards the American woman. 

Lalit Modi sacked as IPL chairman in 2010

Lalit Modi sacked as IPL chairman in 2010

He might have been one of the best and passionate chairman of IPL, but forgery issue in funds saw him getting sacked form his position and he was thrown out of the IPL.  He was thrown out of the IPL with immediate affect and it was nearly major controversy which made headlines during that time. no matter how valuable you perform, but one character mistake you will lose everything you have. This controversy is one of the prime example for proving it. 

Spot Fixing

Spot Fixing

Spot fixing controversy in 2013 has been a most dark days of the IPL which made unpleasant atmosphere to the IPL days. It was not needed for the IPL but 3 players from Rajasthan royals was arrested by police with red hand evidence and was handed lifetime ban. Sreesanth alone proved innocent by supreme court later, but his career was ended there. 

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Ouster of the Team Kochi Tuskers

Terms and conditions are very important for maintaining the team but kochi tuskers failed to it and as breaching of agreement saw them getting ousted from cash Rich Indian premier league. 2011 saw them getting introduced to the IPL and 2011 it self was the end of them in the history of IPL. When you maintain a team in such a big league, it is very important to maintain a discipline and laws to be yourself secured in the tournament and business. Ethics must be followed in it as it is the only thing which will gain you respect which is worth more than money. 

Ganguly was ousted from KKR

Top 10 IPL Controversies

Dada fans went extremely angry during 2011 IPL auctions as Ganguly was not retained in the KKR team and was ousted from the side. Being the prince of Kolkata, he is one of the player who holds vast major fans in the west Bengal. This made Dada fans in Kolkata and other parts of the country extremely angry. Dada found a place in the Pune warriors side to the joy of Dada fans and when the match between KKR and Pune happened in Kolkata , to everyone’s surprise it was full of Pune jersey among the audience. That is the power of DADA in the state and that was proved by that one game in the IPL history. 

Dhoni’s run out in IPL 2019 Final

Top 10 IPL Controversies

Dhoni was run out by a controversial way in the IPL which did not go well with CSK fans and it had left twitter divided among the opinion. When a Mumbai Indians player made a overthrow, Dhoni tried to snatch single but was Mms short from the crease. One angle showed that he crossed the line by less than inch but straight angle showed that Dhoni is out. Opinions was divided as each person followed each angle. Third umpire took a long time to decide on this decision as this was the decision which was about to decide who is the winner of the IPL 2019 which was eventually Mumbai Indians by the end when they clinched victory by one run. It is still a greatest confusion for everyone and if we have a chance to have our opinion on the issue, it was out, Dhoni was run out in that final.

Ashwin’s Mankad

Ashwin’s Mankad

Ashwin’s Mankad which dismissed butler was the biggest controversy of IPL 2019. It came at the most unexpected moment when Rajasthan royals was cruising towards victory easily. Ashwin mankaded Butler which made everyone in the  Rajasthan dug out extremely angry. Twitter was divided over this and ha dtheir share of opinions. Rajasthan lost the match as they faced a major collapse in the batting line up after that. at the end to be more cruel, if they had that two points they would have qualified for the playoffs. Rajasthan coach was angry on Ashwin that his hand shake was not sweet as usual to him. 

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Top 10 IPL Controversies

Emotions should never win beyond the bonding, that is what has happened in 2008 IPL when bhajji slapped Sreesanth. Sledging is possible in the every way of cricket and it will be good if it is maintained in the limit. In the opening edition of Indian premier league, in the match against Kings 11 Punjab and Mumbai Indians, Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth which actually made him go emotional and it sparked a great controversy. May be Bhajji got carried away on the heat of the moment and he allowed anger took control of him. it was the first big controversy in the history of IPL and still it is fresh on the memory of cricket fans.  Sreesanth while shaking hands with Bhajji, sarcastically said that “well played” which made bhajji angry and urged him to act so vigorously. 

Conclusion

Beyond all the controversy happened, IPL still stands tall among fans and it is still celebrated as the festival in India. We will look forward for the more positivity than a controversy and future IPL cups promising to be an another fantastic extragavanza 

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