Top IPL fights worth your watch
Cricket is a gentleman’s game, however, the game is so much of pressure, passion and persistence that sometimes players get into a verbal banter at times.
Virat Kohli vs Gautam Gambhir
In the 2013 edition of IPL, the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. In the same edition Virat Kohli took charge as captain of RCB, he was on 35* before he gave away his wicket. After getting out, he was disappointed and some exchange of words happened between the two captains. KKR player Rajat Bhatia came in between and ended tried to end the fight. Both the players were fined 10% of their match fee.
Kieron Pollard vs Mitchell Starc
In the 7th edition, the Wankhede Stadium was the place. Mumbai Indians were at 133/4 when the Aussie star came in to bowl and delivered a bouncer to Pollard, they were also some exchange of words between the two. Starc came up front and Pollard backed off, Starc continued to bowl in a threatened spirit. Eventually, Pollard threw his bat at Starc, Players from both teams and umpires had to cut things off.
Harbhajan Singh vs Sreesanth
The inaugural season at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. The Kings XI Punjab beat the Mumbai Indians by a huge margin of 66 runs. Sreesanth took a dig at Harbhajan after the game, and the MI player was already frusterated by the loss of his team and with the heat of the moment, Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth. The footages of Sreesanth crying went viral, and Harbhajan Singh was banned from the rest of the season.
Harbhajan Singh vs Ambati Rayudu
In the year 2016, the Rising Pune Supergiants were facing Mumbai Indians. The RPSG was playing at 96/2 in the 10th over, that’s when Harbhajan Singh was bowling to Saurabh Tiwary, who was on strike that time. The ball went to Rayudu’s fielding position where he fumbled and it costed MI a boundary, to that the spinner passed some angry words to Rayudu. However, Harbhajan made an apology and sorted out things.
Munaf Patel vs Amit Mishra
Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians, 59th match of the 2011 edition. The Deccan Chargers were at 105/6 in 18 overs on a not familiar batting pitch, Mishra hit two consecutive boundaries of Munaf Patel’s over, to which the fast bowler was angry. The anger came as a fight between the two players. They started to have a verbal spat among each other, the umpires had to cut off things and separate the two.
Sourav Ganguly vs Shane Warne
The first season of the league, Rajasthan Royals made 196 on the board, it was looking as it will be KKR’s day until their captain Sourav Ganguly was at crease, Shane Warne got the better of Ganguly, however some issues regarding the catch were made and Warne wanted the umpires to check, this led to a clash with both the captains and Ganguly was later given out, both the players were fined 10% of their match fees.
Kieron Pollard vs Shane Watson
The MI put up a score of 166, the RR were reduced to 22/2, then came Shane Watson, the score eventually became 28/4 and Rajasthan Royals were in big trouble. Pollard made a comment at Watson, which wasn’t any good. Shane Watson complained to the umpire but Pollard kept on laughing, Pollard took the catch of Watson, the then RR captain Rahul Dravid guided Shane Watson to the dressing room.