IPL 2021: Top 5 controversial moments of the league stage

IPL 2021: Top 5 controversial moments of the league stage

Irrespective of them being right or wrong, these controversies have managed to grab the headlines.

Eoin Morgan and Ravi Ashwin
Eoin Morgan and Ravi Ashwin. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest T20 league in the world. It isn’t just a tournament as it is treated like a festival among cricket fans across the globe. People wait for its commencement every year.

However, pretty much everything in this world is perfect. Despite all the frenzy and craze, the IPL too has its issues over the years. One of them being its controversies.

Over the years, owing to the stakes and standards of the league, there have been several heated and shocking moments. Irrespective of them being right or wrong, these controversies have managed to grab the headlines. So what are the controversies we have seen in this season so far?

In the article, let’s take a look at Top 5 controversial moments of IPL 2021 league stage

1) Umpiring errors during the PBKS vs RR game

Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar)

One of the best matches of this tournament has undoubtedly been the game between the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). What seemed to be a straightforward game, turned out to be an absolute thriller. However, there were a few controversial moments which clouded the game.

PBKS were cruising towards a victory and needed just the 8 runs from 12 deliveries. Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran were well set and looked all set to take their side home. However, Mustafizur Rahman, who was bowling the second last over got away with two no-balls.

The seamer was bowling quite wide on the crease and it seemed as if his foot was touching the return crease on both occasions. That’s not it as Kartik Tyagi bowled a wide delivery to Deepak Hooda in the last over and got away with it as the umpire felt it wasn’t a wide.

Although Hooda did shuffle across the crease, the ball was still way far from his reach as it clearly went beyond the tramline.