Cricket is ranked second in the list of most popular sports in the world. People of the world love this game but when the season of IPL is in India, then this enthusiasm gets increased every IPL season. The craze becomes doubles but along with this game, many players have come out fighting with each other. Today I will tell you about the 5 biggest fights in the history of IPL.
Biggest Fights in IPL History
1) Kieron Pollard vs Mitchell Starc
In IPL 2015 people got to see such an incident between Pollard and Starc in Wankhede Stadium. A match was going on between Mumbai Indians and RCB. Stark was deliberately putting one bouncer ball after another which pollard could not play and Starc harassed Pollard. After this, before the next ball Pollard goes off the pitch but Starc still angrily puts the ball to the Pollard. Anger is there, and he throws his bat towards the bowler all the audience were shocked by this incident.
As pollard is a very calm batsman. He too may get angry, anyone did not think that then umpire came up and made a reconciliation. After the match, 75% of Pollard and 50% of Starc match fees were deducted.
2) Sourav Ganguly vs Shane Warne
This event was in 2008 when the first season of IPL was going on. During a match between Rajasthan Royals and KKR, KKR chases 196 run targets. Sourav Ganguly and David Hussy were in the crease. Ganguly played towards a deep mid-wicket by Yusuf Pathan’s ball and was caught out at the hands of Graeme Smith umpire also called him out. But it was not so easy to cheat Ganguly’s eyes he got something wrong and he asked for a review.
After watching the replay the third umpire said not out after this Shane Warne came and spoke to Ganguly and both of them got into an argument. Umpire stopped both but it did not calm down after the match was over, Warne filed a complaint with the match umpire Farook Engineer about this. When Ganguly was asked about it he knew it was not out so he demanded a review. And since then the two of them have not had a conversation for about 7 years.
3) Ambati Rayudu vs Harbhajan Singh
During IPL 2016 the debate between Harbhajan and Rayudu. There was a match going on between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants. Harbhajan was balling & Sourav Tiwary, Rayudu was fielding near the boundary. While doing this, he could not stop a shot of Tiwary from being four which made Harbhajan very angry.
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And he shouted at Rayudu and this provoked Rayudu as well, then both of them got into an argument. Bhajji told Rayudu asked to calm down, Rayudu apologized to Bhajji after the match.
4) Gautam Gambhir vs Virat Kohli
During IPL 2013, there was a fight between two legendary players of India. Both of them are short temper players, so the fight is quite normal. This match between KKR and RCB is very intense. At the moment when Kohli was leaving the field after got out, then Gambhir said something to him which made Kohli quite angry. And both of them got into a heated argument both of them appeared very angry during this.
The other players stopped them and the fight was over. But there was a lot of discussion about it even after the match both Gambhir and Kohli have talked much about it. Both say that in real life they are both very good friends but because of the sportsman spirit on the field.
5) S. Sreesanth vs Harbhajan Singh
Maybe this was the most embarrassing IPL moment to date. When Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth this happened in the first season of IPL in 2008. During a match in Mohali, Kings Xi Punjab beat Mumbai Indians. After this, Sreesanth had told Harbhajan something, due to which Harbhajan slapped him in anger. Although you will not get any video footage of it, you can see Sreesanth crying.
According to the report, Sreesanth said hard luck after winning which made Mumbai captain Harbhajan angry, and he did this after which he was banned from all the matches of that year of IPL. After which Harbhajan has apologized to Sreesanth many times and both of them have reconciled Harbhajan Had a loss of about 2.67 crores in that season.