5 Embarrassing moments in IPL history
Controversies and the sport have gone hand in hand and some incidents have turned into a bit of an embarrassment.
Updated - Dec 4, 2019 8:50 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has only grown in stature ever since its inception way back in 2008. The action on the field has been absolutely riveting and the fandom for the prestigious T20 tournament has only seen an upward trend.
Nevertheless, amidst all the pomp and show, a few controversial moments have also come to the fore, many of which went on to grab the headlines. Cricket and Bollywood have shared an exotic relationship for over a decade now. A few of the hullabaloo has also sparked from there.
Controversies and the sport have gone hand in hand and some incidents have turned into a bit of an embarrassment. Apart from the Bollywood connection, the occurring also involves cheerleaders, female anchors and quite surprisingly, even the umpires.
In the article, let’s have a look at five embarrassing moments in the IPL
1. Danny Morrison shouldering a cheerleader
Danny Morrison, the former New Zealand fast bowler, is an individual with a happy-go-lucky approach on the field. The veteran is a popular presenter across the globe and has also featured a number of times in the cash-rich IPL.
However, at times, amidst the excitement, the 53-year-old tends to cross the line a wee bit with females around for which he has been criticized a lot of times. He often does the pitch report before matches and one on one instance, he was seen carrying a cheerleader on his shoulders.
Ramiz Raja, the retired Pakistan cricketer, was analyzing the pitch along with Morrison. Four more cheerleaders were also present there. In the end of the analysis, Danny took the microphone to all five girls, all of whom said one letter each of Ramiz’s first name.