10. Ravi Shastri’s book launch event in London

However recently to express his opinion on the controversially cancelled tour, Ravi Shastri said “At the Oval Test, you were climbing stairs used by 5,000 people. So to point a finger at a book launch? But I wasn’t worried because incubation probably takes weeks. There were about 250 people there and no one got COVID from that party.”

9. Shakib Al Hasan’s hurling at the umpire in DPL

As per the video and the reports, the first instance when Shakib lost his cool was because of an umpiring decision that denied LBW to him. Later on, when the umpires also took off the players from the field due to rain, Shakib wasn’t even impressed with this decision either.

8. Warner’s sacking as SRH captain

However, barring their woeful losses, the SRH management made monumental headlines especially when their regular skipper David Warner was sacked. Recently while breaking the silence on the events that had unfolded, Warner said that without giving any explanations or reasons, his captaincy was stripped.

7. Rohit Sharma replacing Virat Kohli as ODI captain

Virat Kohli had stated about giving up T20I captaincy. In order to further manage his workload, King Kohli also decided to step down from leading his IPL franchise – RCB. But the Indian captain while expressing his statement had desired to continue to lead the national team in both ODIs and Tests.

6. New Zealand cancelling Pakistan tour at 11th hour

The PCB from the last five years has left no stone unturned to host either its neighbours (Sri Lanka) or some overseas nations. However, when a heavyweight team like New Zealand was also all set to join the initiative, an unfortunate set of events made a controversial end of the tour.

5. Tim Paine’s sexting scandal

Three years ago, when the Sandpaper scandal had taken shape, it was Tim Paine who had then helmed the Aussie team from the unfortunate crises. Despite not being well equipped with leadership skills, Paine almost restored the faith of many Aussie fans under his captaincy.

4. Indians racially targeted at SCG

Skipper Ajinkya Rahane and his men struggled to stitch a playing XI due to injuries one after another, and off-field the Indian squad found the bio-bubbles and restrictions very strenuous. Before the last Test, the Indians were also criticized for making a fuss about the complex Covid-19 rules in Brisbane.

3. Afghan cricket rocked by Taliban takeover

Barring this, the Taliban rule had also blocked the live telecast of the IPL 2021’s second half. Because of the presence of female spectators in the stadiums, the content was termed to be anti-Islamic. Perhaps apart from cricket, even the other forms of the sport were locked for women to play.

2. Azeem Rafiq racism row

Well, there’s certainly no doubt that Azim Rafiq’s latest racism episode has badly jeopardized ECB’s image in world cricket. In December 2020, Rafiq had filed a legal complaint against the Yorkshire club for direct discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race.

1. Quinton De Kock refusing to take the knee

In the group stage game against West Indies, CSA had commanded the team to take the knee with regards to the Black Lives Matter movement. But De Kock found it unpleasant especially in a way that the team was told. Personally, the 29-year old felt that his rights were taken away when informed to carry such an act.