Top Cricket Controversies in the year 2019

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Top cricket controversy 2019 – Cricket is the gentlemen’s game, but sometimes, one doesn’t believe that because of the hype of controversies that have been created around. These controversies make big headlines in print, online, and social media. Due to these controversies, one might not know what actually happened in the match.

top cricket controversy 2019

The gentlemen’s game has a fair bit of controversies on the field and off the field. Many times, the viewers feel that the game must not end without any controversy. So, here are the spicy controversies of 2019 that you must not miss…

Top cricket controversy 2019

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s Comments on a TV Show

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

India was about to leave for their most important tournament for which they were favorites to win. But, their two best players in the team had a major role to play in the 2019 world cup. Their comments on the TV Show, ‘Koffee with Karan’ had stunned the crowd. Both the players were taken by a storm after passing their sexist and racist comments on the show.

Both the players spoke about their relationships, movies, crush, actors and actresses. Rahul gave the answers to Karan Johar’s question properly. But Hardik Pandya made a huge blunder whenever he replied to the question asked by the host – Karan Johar. Pandya mentioned his multiple relationships with women and also mentioned how open he is with his parents about the same.

Some answers which Hardik Pandya gave were outraged and sparked controversies. On the national television show, Pandya revealed more about his sex life. He said that when he lost his virginity, he came home and told his parents about it. He also expressed, how cool his family members are about talking to him regarding his life whether it includes sex talk or not. When his family members asked him about the women he shared his special moments with, he showed his finger pointing towards women and they replied wah proud of you.

Top cricket controversy 2019

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The Act of Mankading by Ashwin to Buttler 

Ashwin to Buttler

This controversy happened in the IPL 2019. This incident caught the attention of the crowd during the match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. KXIP’s skipper Ashwin ran out Buttler in a crucial stage of the match. Ashwin mankaded Buttler when he scored a crucial 65 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The Double R’s were cruising at 108 for the loss of two wickets while they were chasing down the target of 185 runs. But the wicket of Buttler slowed down the run chase. Due to this controversial dismissal, Jos Buttler was out on 65 and hence, Rajasthan Royals couldn’t win the match. Kings XI Punjab won the match by 14 runs. But this controversial run out had raised the questions of playing the game with the right spirit. This incident had a bad memory in everyone’s mind who watched this match.

Top cricket controversy 2019

The Balidan Batch on MS Dhoni’s Gloves

Balidan Batch on MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni had a few controversies in his cricketing life. But whenever he has one, it is a piece of breaking news for the media and his fans. This controversy is about Balidan Batch which was printed on Dhoni’s wicket keeping gloves. The Indian Fans praised Dhoni for this, but the ICC – International Cricket Council, asked Dhoni to remove it. MSD had printed this insignia on his keeping gloves which he had in the world cup group game stage against South Africa. However, the BCCI denied that Dhoni has not breached any rules of the ICC when Dhoni had put this Balidan logo on his gloves. But later, ICC requested MSD to remove the Army logo from his glove which he did and they also asked him not to put any Army logo in the further matches to come.

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A Controversial ICC World Cup 2019 Final

Controversial ICC World Cup 2019 Final

It was a controversy that may still hurt New Zealand. They could have won this year’s world cup but due to the boundary count in the super over, England was declared as the winners of the ICC World Cup 2019. Earlier the overthrow runs were given by Kumar Dharmasena. It should have been just 5 runs but the two umpires gave 1 extra run which took the match to the super over. Again, it was a nail-biting super over which was tied. But England was declared as the winners because they scored more boundaries. It was a heartbreaking result for New Zealand that deserved to lift the 2019 world cup trophy.

Top cricket controversy 2019

Rayudu’s 3D Tweet 

Rayudu’s 3D Tweet

Ambati Rayudu wasn’t selected in the 15 man squad which traveled to England to play the 2019 world cup. Even though Rayudu was not a frequent social media user but his tweet of ‘Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup’ has clearly shown his frustration for not being selected in the world cup team. Rayudu was ignored twice during the world cup. First, he wasn’t picked in the 15 man squad which went to England and when Dhawan and Vijay Shankar got injured, Rayudu was ignored once again. The selectors named Rishab Pant and Mayank Agarwal as the replacement for injured Dhawan and Shankar but Rayudu wasn’t selected despite his decent job for the Indian team. In this frustration, Rayudu also announced his retirement from International Cricket.

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