5 controversies in cricket this year, due to which it was shameful
New Delhi: Cricket is known as Gentlemen’s game but at the same time, the game has got a lot of controversies. Like every year, this year too many such incidents took place inside and outside the ground due to which the game had to be ashamed.
The year 2017 is now in its last stop. All year’s sportspersons in the country and abroad have been in the limelight because of their game, let’s know that this year’s 5 such controversies, which have been discussed all along.
1. Virat Kohli – Steve Smith
The year 2017 began with controversy. A hot debate on the field between the Australian team captain Steve Smith and Virat Kohli on the tour of India for the Test series was noticed.
In fact, during the second test match, the umpire gave LBW out to the umpire, but he started taking help from the dressing room for DAS, while seeing Smith doing it, Kohli lost his temper and Kohli started to debate. Although the umpire did not allow Smith to take the DRS. Smith later clarified that he had been brain fed at that time.
2. Virat Kohli- Anil Kumble
The controversy between Virat Kohli and India’s great spin bowler Anil Kumble was not less than an earthquake in Indian cricket. The dispute between Virat and Kumble soared so much that Kumble gave up resignation from Team India’s main coach.
In fact, the controversy has caught the ground when the BCCI started applying for the post of coach during the Champions Trophy. By that time Kumble was the main coach of Team India and his tenure had been extended till the West Indies tour, but Captain Kohli wanted to make Ravi Shastri as the head coach of the team. In such a situation, Kumble thought better than leaving the coach post after the Champions Trophy.
3.Ben Stokes nightclub controversy
Ben Stokes, who emerged as England’s greatest all-rounder in the year 2017, was arrested just before the Ashes series in Bristol, outside a nightclub. After this incident, Stokes had to be out of the Ashes team.
4. Chris Gayle and Towel controversy
Chris Gayle, the West Indies cricket team’s middle-order batsman and the cricketer-in-law of controversy. In the year 2017, a woman had accused Gail that during the 2015 World Cup, she had retired in the dressing room. After this, Gayle was prosecuted but in absence of evidence, Gayle was acquitted of this charge.
5. Virender Sehwag
Team India’s ex-explosive batsman Virender Sehwag is known for his betrayal and keeps his point open. In the year 2017, there was no dispute between Kohli and Kumble that a disputed statement by Sehwag gave it a bit more.
In fact, after the resignation of Kumble, besides Shastri, Sehwag had also applied for the post of coach and Sehwag was leading in the race to become the new coach of the team but in the last, Shastri was appointed as the Chief Coach of India, then Sehwag Made this statement that he was not appointed as coach because he had no setting in BCCI.