The most controversial moments in cricket, starting from Pakistan Spot-Fixing To Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh Race Row, read

While we have always been extremely fond of cricket, in its entirety. Honouring it at every instance; However, Cricket has not always been very deserving of it; we won’t defame the sports, but it’s rather the ones who are flag bearers. Time and again we have spotted players all across the globe getting into unethical fights, match-fixing and more.

That being said, here we are with 5 most controversial moments in cricket starting from Pakistan Spot-Fixing To Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh Race Row:

Pakistan Spot-Fixing

The spot-fixing accusations against three Pakistani cricketers in 2010—Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amir, and Salman Butt—left the game of cricket, twirled, to its very core. The three were identified as having planned to purposefully bowl no balls throughout a Test match against Britain at The Oval.

Boycotts of Zimbabwe and Kenya

There were grave issues highlighted regarding the last two nations for a slew of reasons as the 2003 World Cup of Cricket propositioned in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. After extensive deliberation, England decided to shun their match in Zimbabwe despite the country’s well-known infringements of human rights. This decision resulted in significant expenses as they were eliminated. In addition, New Zealand voided their tournament due to gripes about security there, costing the Black Caps coordinates and aiding Kenya in moving on to the semi-finals.

Harbhajan Singh Race Row

Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh got into a fight at the wicket during that Sydney game, with Symonds castigating Harbhajan for calling him a racial epithet. As part of a tense series, Harbhajan was given a three-game suspension but was later cleared at an ICC hearing. In this particular incident, neither side fared well.

Mike Gatting vs. Shakoor Rana

The captain of the visiting team was enraged when umpire Shakoor Rana reprimanded England capt Mike Gatting for shifting the field as a spinner ran to bowl.

Dennis Lillee’s Aluminium Bat

Dennis Lillee of Australia rode out to bat out at WACA in 1979 against England with an aluminium bat. However, later after 10 minutes of discussion, he finally got convinced to use a wooden bat to carry on with the match.

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