Top 10 most controversial dismissals in modern-day cricket

Top 10 most controversial dismissals in modern-day cricket

Here comes the top 10 most controversial dismissals in modern-day cricket which caused discordance in the cricket fraternity.

Ricky Ponting controversial dismissals
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Cricket regardless of being called a gentlemen’s game is still a sport where controversies have pioneered its existence persistently. Despite having more than ten legal ways along with an abundance of technological advancements the game still gets spliced with controversial verdicts when it comes to an individual’s decision of dismissal. 

The laws for the modes of dismissals like Mankading and Obstructing the field are often the ones which have fabricated darkened controversies wherein sometimes almost the law itself has got befuddled. However, over the years the game has evolved significantly when it comes to giving clear verdicts at least especially from the times when the concept of home umpires was an anathema for the touring teams. 

Controversies in an assertive way can also be called the game’s bounteous attainment as time and again it has tested a player or a team’s virtuous spirits. So here comes the top 10 most controversial dismissals in modern-day cricket which caused discordance in the cricket fraternity.

1. R Ashwin Mankads Jos Buttler (IPL 2019)

Ravichandran Ashwin Mankading Jos Buttler was perhaps the biggest controversy of the year 2019 as the incident quarrelled heated opinions within the cricketing fraternity. Buttler before this incident already had a bitter taste of Mankading when similar actions were performed by the Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake back in 2014. 

The actions of this incident happened during KXIP’s jarring against RR when Ashwin stopped midway through his bowling action and knocked over the bails hence capturing Jos Buttler on leaving his crease early. The on-field umpires didn’t withdraw Ashwin’s appeal and adjudged Buttler out. 

However, the aftermath reply did advocate a different story which became the crux moment of this controversy as the replay displayed Ravichandran Ashwin did seem to intentionally delay the ball’s release for ensuring Buttler’s early leave from the crease.