IPL 2022: 5 Biggest Controversies Of The Season

Updated - 28 May 2022, 11:04 AM

IPL 2022 Biggest Controveries

The IPL 2022 season has been one of the best seasons in terms of the quality of cricket being played. The season saw the addition of two new teams both of whom reached the playoffs. While Lucknow Super Giants lost to RCB in the Eliminator, Gujarat Titans have already made the final. 

Another thing that is simultaneous with the IPL is controversy. Like every year, the have been plenty of controversies this year as well. Some of them have been on-field while a few off the field, Some even have been match-defining. In this article, we take a look at the 5 biggest controversies of the season. 

Delhi Capitals mentor Shane Watson with captain Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)
Delhi Capitals mentor Shane Watson with captain Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)

DNP IPL 2022: 5 Biggest Controversies Of The Season

1) Rishabh Pant Calls Back His Players Over No-Ball Controversy

DC vs RR: Watch - Drama Pans Out In The Last Over As Rishabh Pant Calls Back His Players From Crease, Crowd Chants "No Ball-No Ball" After Umpire Refuses To Give Above Waist No Ball

In the first of the two games between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals this season, Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant nearly called his players off the field. With 36 needed off the final over, Rovman Powell smacked three sixes off the first three balls to Obed McCoy. The third ball was seemingly over waist high and Powell asked if it was a no-ball.

When the on-field umpire did not rule the decision in favour of Delhi, Pant asked his players to walk off the field. At last, Delhi lost the match and Pant was reprimanded for his actions as well. Delhi also lost key points on the Fairplay table. 

Also Read: Virender Sehwag Feels Rishabh Pant Should Play 100 Tests For India

2) Virat Kohli’s LBW against Mumbai Indians

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

Virat Kohli is having an under-par IPL season by his standards. 2022 is his worst after his maiden IPL season in 2008 in terms of runs scored. Kohli was also unlucky to get a few ducks this season and also facing bizarre modes of dismissals. 

One such unfortunate dismissal was in the match against Mumbai Indians. He was batting on 48 off 36 balls when he was given LBW by umpire onfield Virender Sharma. The third umpire did not have enough evidence to overturn his decision as he saw the ball hitting the pads while missing the bat. On his return, a frustrated Kohi vented out his anger and his emotions were visible on the big screen as well.

3) Riyan Parag-Harshal Patel Spat 

Harshal Patel, Riyan Parag, RCB vs RR, IPL 2022

In the second game of the season between RCB and RR, Riyan Parag and Harshal Patel had an on-field spat. While returning to their respective dugouts Parag and Patel had a few words exchanged and the bowler was even seen walking up to the batsmen.

The players from both teams separated the players in the end. They did not even shake hands after the end of the game. 

4) Devdutt Padikkal’s Controversial Catch Off Kane Williamson 

SRH vs RR: Watch - Kane Williamson Departs For 2, Courtesy Of Controversial Catch By Duo Of Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal

Kane Williamson endured one of his worst seasons in IPL 2022. He ended the season with 216 runs with just one fifty-plus score in the entire season. In SRH’s very first game against RR, he fell to a controversial decision. He was controversially given out by the third umpire in the second over of the innings after being caught by Devdutt Padikkal at slip off the bowling of Prasidh Krishna.

The replays showed that Williamson did not edge the ball in the first place and the ball also did not reach Padikkal on the full. However, the third umpire ruled it out to the surprise of many.

5) Marcus Stoinis’ Angry Reaction Against RCB

LSG vs RCB: Watch - Marcus Stoinis Yells "F**k You!" After Getting Dismissed By Josh Hazlewood

Chasing 182 to win, LSG needed 34 off 12 balls with Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder at the crease. Stoinis’ Australian teammate was bowling the 19th over of the match. The very first ball of his over fell outside the tramline but was not given a wide. That brought out an angry reaction from Stoinis who was told by the umpire that he was moved around the wicket.

He was dismissed off the very next ball as LSG lost the match in the end. The moment when he was dismissed Stoinis was boiling with anger and stared at the umpire before leaving the crease.

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