The IPL 2008 inaugural edition has seen a lot of controversies and the most interesting one was the slap gate incident between Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh. Sreesanth was seen crying before the post-match presentation in a league game between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. The two players played together for India in the 2007 T20 world cup.
Harbhajan was accused of slapping Sreesanth during the handshake and Sreesanth had revealed the reason behind the move was that Sreesanth had told ‘hard luck’ after the game. The matter had hit social media hard and the BCCI investigated it to ban Harbhajan for the remainder of the 11 games in the first season. A lot of players had come to console Sreesanth after Harbhajan had slapped him but he couldn’t stop to shed tears.