IPL 2021 will start soon and Indian cricket fans will witness nail-biting matches for over two months. The tournament will kick-off with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. A total of 60 matches will be played among 8 teams at 6 different venues during IPL 2021.
Indian Premier League is a big source of entertainment in India. However, along with entertainment, the tournament has also made controversies for several embarrassing moments over the last 13 editions. These moments are like a dark spot on for the Indian Premier League and they were criticized for affecting the ‘Gentlemen’s Game’ of cricket in a negative way. Here we look at the 5 most embarrassing moments in the history of the Indian Premier League.
IPL: 5 Most Embarrassing Moments In The History Of The Tournament
Kieron Pollard Throws Bat On Mitchell Starc
It was one of the most aggressive moments in the Indian Premier League. In a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014, Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc engaged in an ugly spat. The Australian pacer Mitchell Starc bowled a bouncer in the 17th over which Pollard missed. Starc sledged the West Indies all-rounder Pollard as the latter ignored to react.
In the next ball, Starc started his run-up but Pollard moved away from the stumps stating he was not ready. However, Starc still threw the ball towards Pollard.
This made the Mumbai Indians player Pollard angry and he threw his bat towards Mitchell Starc in a quick response. However, the bat slipped from his hand and did not hurt anyone. Umpires talked to both the players and brought the situation under control.