Ever since IPL started, cricket buffs are going crazy over this T20 league. The Indian Premier League is more about controversies and debatable moments than the game being played here.
Of course, there are boundaries, wickets, and some unpredictable moments, but what sets IPL apart from other cricket formats is the degree of thrill it brings.
The rising popularity of this Indian cricket format encourages people to download fantasy cricket app and build their cricket team. IPL promotes fantasy cricket in a perfect way where you can try your luck in sports betting while watching real-time action.
In the meantime, let’s check out the 5 biggest IPL controversies everyone should know.
1. Ravindra Jadeja Getting Banned
Fans were amazed by Jadeja’s performance in the IPL 2021. This all-rounder has always proven to be a gem for Chennai Super Kings. With his batting, bowling, and fielding abilities, he never fails to attract a large crowd.
But, there was a time when Jadeja drew the attention of people for getting into a controversy. The rumours had it that Jadeja had signed a contract with Mumbai Indians way back in 2010 when he was playing for Rajasthan Royals. This got him banned from IPL.
2. Wayne Parnell and Rahul Sharma Caught Doing Drugs
In 2012, Parnell and Sharma (who played for Pune Warriors) got into a controversy when they were subjected to charges for consuming drugs at a party. The players had to go through a narcotic test, after which they were released.
The players mentioned that they were not involved in any illegal activity and claimed to be innocent. Rahul even went on to say that he’d quit cricket and give up his career if the test results came out positive.
3. Ganguly’s Ouster from KKR
Sourav Ganguly enjoyed a large fanbase when he played cricket. The popular skipper of KKR was, however, removed from the team. For the first three seasons, fans were quite furious about Ganguly getting banned from the team, but things got better when Dada started playing for Pune Warriors.
4. King Khan’s Fight
Shah Rukh Khan got himself into a big controversy in 2012 when he had allegedly abused one of the security members at Wankhede Stadium. This controversy banned Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium. In fact, that was the reason King Khan was not seen at Wankhede Stadium for the next five years following this controversy.
It was said that many politicians and popular artists had reached out to Mumbai Cricket Association to get the ban lifted.
5. CSK Banned for 2 Years
Chennai Super Kings is one of the most beloved teams of IPL, and a big portion of this credit goes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni – the former Indian captain who now leads CSK. However, CSK and RR got banned from IPL as the owners of the team got into the match-fixing controversy. The teams were banned from IPL in 2016 and 2017.
From match-fixing to the players’ getting involved in a verbal dispute on the field, IPL fans have witnessed many cricket controversies.