IPL Biggest Fights
The increase in the spirited nature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches have bound cricketers to trade expletives at each other. An overabundance of disagreeable fights over the course of 12years has struck the T20 league. The competition has attracted the headlines quite a number of times for off-putting reasons.
With the IPL about to take off here are some of the top five nasty fights among Indians that took place in the IPL:
#5) Munaf Patel and Amit Mishra (IPL 2011)
This was the time when Deccan Chargers were taking on Mumbai Indians, a tensed situation took place among the two India teammates – Munaf Patel and Amit Mishra. Mishra struck two back to back boundaries off Munaf in the last over of the innings. Munaf lost his temper exchanged verbal volley, as a result.
As if this was not enough, both the players collided against each other with anger which turned the episode even more spiteful. The umpires had to interfere to split Munaf and Amit Mishra from the clash. Soon after, even though Sachin Tendulkar had a word of Munaf, he showed no intentions to stop.
#4) Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth (IPL 2008)
Harbhajan Singh got into a fiery exchange with S Sreesanth after the match among Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. So far being the biggest fight in the history of IPL, the slapgate episode rocked the IPL in the very first season.
The fast bowler, Sreesanth took a dig at his Indian teammate Harbhajan after Mumbai’s loss, which didn’t go fine with the off-spinner. He reverted back and slapped Sreesanth which left the Kerala pacer in tears. In the end, Harbhajan continued a suspension until the end of the play-offs while Sreesanth was let off with a warning.
#3) Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin (IPL 2019)
After batting first, the Royal Challengers Bangalore had lost their skipper Virat Kohli early in the innings. The release of Kohli energized Ravichandran Ashwin, the Punjab skipper to gave a fiery and violent send-off. Kohli being someone who doesn’t take things lightly gave a suitable response to Ashwin, who holed out to him in the last over who was off by Umesh Yadav. Kohli was all thrilled and hurled abuses at him after completing the catch.
Anyway, it ended as the game got better and Ashwin agreed that there was no feeling of any illness between him and Virat Kohli.
#2) Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu (IPL 2016)
Harbhajan Singh who has had a number of intense exchanges all through his cricket career has no regrets and the newest count to his fights is a hideous argument with his very own Mumbai Indians teammate, Ambati Rayudu during the 2016 edition of the IPL.
It was a game day when Mumbai Indians were playing against the Rising Pune Supergiant when Saurabh Tiwari struck a boundary off Harbhajan. Ambati Rayudu in spite of his fearless efforts couldn’t stop the boundary which annoyed the senior off-spinner. Harbhajan rushed towards the long-on fielder where Rayudu was fielding and hurled expletives towards him. Rayudu also gave it back to Harbhajan while moving towards his teammate.
#1) Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir (IPL 2013)
When Royal Challengers Bangalore battled alongside Kolkata Knight Riders, Virat Kohli got out while he attempted to hit his third six off Pradeep Sangwan. The KKR burst out in joy with the removal of Kohli which upset him, and he hurled a mouthful to his opponents.
Gautam Gambhir is someone who doesn’t shy away from expressing himself, just like Kohli and he confronted Kohli which turned out to be an ugly fight between two Delhi teammates, which was later talked into and calmed by Rajat Bhatia, a senior Delhi cricketer.