The Indian T20 League is the richest and most glamorous affair at present in the world of cricket. With the glamour and the grandeur, the tournament has its fair share of controversies.
The Indian T20 League has promoted many young players and built the career of many small-town talents, who otherwise would have gone unnoticed. Cricket thus stays the main product and centre of attraction for the league. but the tournament has often drawn attention for some unwanted controversies. While some of them died down soon, others raged on longer. Here is a look at the biggest controversies in the history of the Indian T20 League.
5.MS Dhoni’s Spat with umpire over a no-ball: The world of cricket witnessed a different side of MS Dhoni, who is generally known for his calm, cool and composed conduct on the field. The incident is from ITL 2019, in a match between Chennai and Rajasthan.
Chennai was chasing a target of 152 runs and the cause was helped by a brilliant knock from the captain of the Chennai team, scoring 58 of 43 deliveries. However, the real drama of the match was stored for the last over of the game when Mitchel Santner was facing Ben Stokes.
Chennai required 8 runs of 3 deliveries when the medium-pacer from England bowled full-toss which was put away by Mitchell Santner for a couple of runs. Umpire Ulhas Gandhe called it a no-ball as he felt the ball was above waist height at the point of contact. However, the leg umpire Bruce Oxenford overruled the decision.
The turn of events soon saw MS Dhoni get heated up against his nature and walk into the field of play to argue with the umpires. However, after prolonged heated discussion, the umpires cancelled the call of no-ball. Though replays showed later the original call by Ulhas Gandhe was probably correct.