Many players in cricket have entertained fans not only with their cricketing ability but also with their hostility and rage against their opponents. We have a lot of fiery cricketers who never let their opponents have the upper hand. Cricket is a sport with emotions, and we’ve all seen our favorite cricketers unleash their passion on the field. To win by any means, our favorite cricketers play the game with a high level of stress, which could eventually result in an immense amount of animation within them.
Batsmen are often sledged by bowlers. Players sometimes can be unconcerned with the consequences. They might act in accordance with their emotions. On and off the ground, there have been several occasions where cricketers have overstepped their limits, resulting in altercations and clashes. They divided the gentlemen from the men by being short-tempered, rude, and not taking digs in the right spirit.
Emotions can run high often in T20 cricket because of their intensity. Since the IPL is a high-pressure setting, even the most composed cricketers are seen expressing their emotions and vehemence. Because the stakes are too high, sometimes the usually calm and cool players lose their temper as well.
MS Dhoni’s argument with umpires
This incident occurred during the IPL 2019 match between RR and CSK at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Both sides in this game had fought fiercely against each other and for the game’s final six balls. Ben Stokes then bowled a full-toss delivery to Mitchell Santner, whose initial call was signaled as a no-ball by umpire Gandhe, who was standing at the bowler’s end, with CSK needing 8 runs from 3 deliveries. The square-leg umpire, Bruce Oxenford, refuted the no-ball call and clarified it as a legitimate delivery. Dhoni saw umpire Gandhe’s no-ball warning, and he immediately stormed out of the pavilion to argue with the umpires. The debate between Dhoni and the umpires became very intense.
Kane Williamson losing his cool
This incident occurred during the IPL 2020 match between SRH and CSK. Both Kane Williamson and Priyam Garg were on track to take SRH to a big target while batting first, but an incident in the 11th over enraged the Kiwi batsman. Williamson had flicked the ball to mid-wicket and asked for a fast single. Priyam Garg, on the other hand, showed only a passing interest, causing Williamson to get stuck in the middle of the pitch and be run-out. Williamson was disheartened and raged at Priyam Garg.
Ravi Ashwin Mankad incident
The Mankad dismissal by Ravi Ashwin in the IPL 2019 prompted the usually calm and composed Jos Buttler to have an intense argument with Ashwin. While the dismissal was undoubtedly the legal way to make Buttler return to the pavilion, Ravi Ashwin’s conduct had fuelled speculation that he was waiting for Buttler to pop out of his crease. Jos Buttler was seen having an intense chat with Ravi Ashwin when the verdict was pending in the hands of the third umpire. The use of Mankad was undoubtedly the most contentious news of the IPL 2019, and it proved to be a bitter lesson for the Englishman. Both the players will certainly remember this incident.
Jacques Kallis’ fight with umpires
This incident occurred during IPL 6 when Jacques Kallis was playing for the KKR team in a match against Pune. Jacques Kallis had made a run-out challenge when bowling to Aaron Finch, which was ultimately dismissed by third-umpire Simon Taufel. Jacques Kallis appealed his boots hit the ball, which had gone on to catch the stumps, leaving non-striker Aaron Finch short of his crease. Though Aaron Finch was clearly short at the non-striker’s end the third umpire was swayed by the inappropriate evidence of the ball making contact or not with Kallis’ boots to rule in favor of the batsman. This made Kallis furious and he had a verbal spat with the umpires.
Rahul Dravid’s argument with Mitchell Johnson
Rahul Dravid, one of India’s greatest batsmen of all time, is well-known not only for his batting but also for his calmness. Dravid rarely lost his cool during his playing days, whether it was with opposing players, teammates, authorities, or someone else for that matter. However, there were moments when one knew that ‘The Wall’ was just human, and he lost his cool. The incident began in the third over of the game, when Rahul Dravid hit a mid-off boundary off Johnson’s delivery. In response, the shot enraged the speedster, prompting him to say something to Rahul Dravid. Rahul Dravid played a robust flick for a boundary in the next ball and then asked Mitchell Johnson if he wanted to say something.