5 shameful incidents in IPL history

5 shameful incidents in IPL history

Be it spot-fixing, players fighting with each other or even doing things that they should not have done, IPL has been through plenty of bad days.

Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League, known for its big carnival-like appeal and excitement has seen a lot of great days that boosted its reputation to great heights. The headlines talking about IPL have praised him more often than not, but there have been cases that the tournament, which is deemed to be a breeding ground for great talents across the globe, has come under bad light and the wrath of the community for being witness to some really bad incidents.

Be it spot-fixing, players fighting with each other or even doing things that they should not have done, IPL has been through plenty of bad days. Things have escalated to the extent that people were losing faith in the sanctity of the entire tournament. And, that is the last thing you want to see happen to a tournament that plays hosts to players and individuals from across the globe.

So, here’s a look into 5 such incidents, which put one of the most popular T20 tournaments under a bad light:

1. An enraged MS Dhoni walking on to the field

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Regarded as captain cool by cricket fans and experts across the globe, MS Dhoni has been known over the years to never let his emotions overpower him or influence his actions while on the field. But, this notion got a dent in its armour when during a high-intensity match, having some disagreements with the umpire’s decision, an enraged Dhoni walked on to the field, shocking everyone.

It all happened during the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, being played on the 11th of April at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Chennai Super Kings, batting second, were chasing a total of 152 runs, set by the Ajinkya Rahane led Rajasthan Royals. After getting dismissed on the 3rd delivery of the last over, with his team requiring eight runs to clinch the match, Dhoni was raging with anger. And, what happened on the very next ball shocked everyone.

Following a confusion regarding the 4th delivery of the over being called a no-ball, a furious Dhoni could be seen walking on to the field. The skipper was seen during live broadcast, arguing with umpires. The ball eventually was called a legitimate delivery, and Dhoni was fined 50 per cent of his match fee.

This incident, not only played a spoilsport in the match where Dhoni won the Man of the Match award and also got to his 100th IPL win, but it also tainted MS’s image. It sparked a series of reactions from all across the globe, some surprisingly supporting him, and most of them, criticising his actions.