Top Insane Fights in Cricket
The Modern day cricket is dull if there is no controversy, despite Cricket is said to be a ” Gentle Man’s Game.” When the two teams are playing in competitive sports, certain circumstances and situations made the player’s tempers to rise causing an angry skirmish.
In the Modern day cricket, every player tries his level best to perform better in international cricket. This performance pressure leads the players to a witty remark or comment, which leads to severe fights in the field. Nowadays new trend Sledging is developed which is used to distract the players. Which is one of the causes of fights in the field. This article brings some of the biggest fights in cricket history.
1) Harbhajan Singh vs Ambati Rayudu – 2016
This incident happened in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 when the match is going between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Super Giants. In the 11th over of Pune’s innings, Ambati Rayudu misfields a ball of Harbhajan’s bowling which goes for a four. With frustration, Harbhajan shouted to his fellow teammate Rayudu for his misfielding. Both the players rushed to each other and had some words between them and later this matter was solved as both players seen celebrating a wicket.
2) Kieron Pollard vs Mitchell Starc – 2014
The incident happened in the Indian premier league (IPL) on May 6, 2014, when the match is going between Mumbai Indians and Royale challengers Bangalore. The incident was occurred in 17th over of Mumbai’s innings, Starc bowled a bouncer to Pollard which bits pollard. Starc came to Pollard to spoke some words and Pollard’s reaction was to send him back. When Starc bowled out the next delivery, Pollard backed away his body from the crease, but Starc didn’t abort the delivery instead he followed the batsman. Pollard got angry and responded to it by throwing the bat to Starc. Both players are fined by Umpires after the match for their behaviour in the field. Pollard lost 75% of his match fee, while Starc lost 50% of his match fee.
3) Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir – 2013
We all know that both Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir are aggressive cricketers and often let their emotions control their actions. This incident happened in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 when Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain Virat Kohli caught when trying to hit his third six of Kolkata knight riders Pradeep Sangwan. When KKR team celebrate of getting his wicket, Kohli with anger had some mouthful interaction with Gambhir. Not getting back Gambhir also replied with some expletive words to Kohli.
4) Ishant Sharma vs Kamran Akmal – 2012
Always there is a heat up performance seen between India vs Pakistan match. This incident happened in India vs Pakistan T20 match in 2012 when Kamran Akmal declared not out after he was caught on a no ball by Ishant Sharma. Both the players are headed to each other and exchange some words. They were fined after the match because of their verbal duel in the T20.
5) Gautam Gambhir vs Kamran Akmal – 2010
Again its Gambhir who showed his temper on the field. This incident happened in Asia cup 2010 between India vs Pakistan match. While India is chasing 268 runs, Gambhir missed a ball of Pakistani bowler Saeed Ajmal by a mile. But wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal went for an appeal but the umpire turns it down. After that Gambhir went to Kamran and had some mouthful expletive. At last, it is MS Dhoni who stopped the fight between these two.
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