IPL pisses me off, tweets former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja
It is quite visible from Raja's tweet that he is signaling towards Royal Challengers Bangalore's team management's interference during the 17th match of IPL.
Updated - Apr 8, 2019 9:26 pm
Amidst all the chaos and exhilaration, the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League has commenced. The tournament is currently in its third week and has already been surrounded by lots of controversies. From super overs to one-sided games, the high-octane thrilling tournament has been able to entertain the spectators from all over the world in every possible way.
Controversies have always been a part and parcel of the Indian premier league. One such controversy, of this IPL season, is the Mankading-saga which has been one of the highlights of the current season. This highly-discussed matter, which took place in the 4th match of IPL 12, saw Ravichandran Ashwin dismissing the English cricketer Jos Buttler by Mankading him at the non-striker’s end. The latter, after being engaged in a heated argument with the former, had to eventually depart. This raised eyebrows of cricket pundits and aficionados from all over the world.
Another incident about which there has been a lot of talking is the no-ball-gate of the 7th game of IPL. The last ball of this match saw a controversial decision of a no-ball not being given at the expense of RCB’s two points. Some other Issues such as the pitch quality of the opening game and the bails not falling have also given lots of content towards controversies.
The game is built to be bossed, directed and lead by the captain
The former Pakistani cricketer Ramiz Raja also raised a very interesting point which is likely to spice up this season of IPL for yet another time. Adding another nail in the coffin of controversies, Ramiz expressed his variance with the provision of allowing coaches to interfere in on-field discussions.
The Pakistani commentator has recently posted a tweet on his Twitter handle in which he has expressed his disagreement with this law of IPL. “#IPLT20 Pisses me off when I see coaches taking the lead role in talking to the players in the huddle in the ground when this game is built to be bossed, directed and lead by captain especially when he has entered the 75-meter ground.. that’s his domain.” The 56-year old tweeted.
Here is the tweet
#IPLT20 Pisses me off when I see coaches taking the lead role in talking to the players in the huddle in the ground when this game is built to be bossed, directed and lead by captain especially when he has entered the 75 meter ground.. that’s his domain.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) April 8, 2019
It is quite visible from Raja’s tweet that he is signaling towards Royal Challengers Bangalore’s team management’s interference during the 17th match of IPL. In the recently-concluded game against the KKR, the RCB coach Ashish Nehra was seen giving some tips to Tim Southee near the boundary rope.
Bangalore eventually lost the match and this matter became a cause of discussion. Meanwhile, Ramiz Raja also opened up about this incident. Howbeit, he hasn’t clearly mentioned the name of the authority in his tweet but it can clearly be seen that his tweet is directed towards RCB.