IPL 2021 takes a countdown as the tournament will start in less than two weeks. The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League commences with the first game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians on April 9, 2021. The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After nearly a gap of two years, IPL returns to India. A total of 6 venues are set to host all the matches in IPL 2021, and teams are deprived of the home advantage during the tournament.
In the game of cricket, controversies are something that are bound to happen due to the numerous rules of the games. Even some dismissals in cricket become a matter of controversies sometimes as even umpires are confused over the decision. Sometimes, on-field umpires consult the third umpire and even the latter commits a mistake in making a decision. Here we take a look at 5 controversial dismissals in the Indian Premier League so far.
IPL: 5 Controversial Dismissals In The Tournament So Far
Yusuf Pathan Declared Out For Obstructing The Field In IPL 2013
A controversial dismissal in IPL came long back in IPL 2013 when Yusuf Pathan was declared out for obstructing the field. The incident occurred during Pune Warriors India vs Kolkata Knight Riders match in IPL 2013. Playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, Yusuf Pathan was batting at 72 runs off 44 balls.
In the 18th over of Wayne Parnell, Pathan hit the ball and tried to sneak a single. The ball only reached the middle of the pitch. Parnell tried to collect the ball but Pathan pushed the ball from his legs while running to the non-striker’s end. Pathan pleaded to be innocent but opposition players appealed to the umpires for obstructing the field. Later, Yusuf Pathan was given out for obstructing the field. However, the incident gave rise to many arguments.