Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 has become a series of scandals and controversies ever since it started.
The twelfth season of the IPL has cooked up a storm on social media surrounding controversies of the players. The allegations of match fixing has also marred the image of the series adversely.
The Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin gave rise to the controversy by ‘Mankading’ Rajasthan Royals (RR) wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler during the fourth match of IPL 2019 on Monday. The incident invited a lot of criticism.
Several former and present cricketers have reacted to the controversy of Ashwin mankading Buttler. Recently, England’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket James Anderson came up with an absolute shocking gesture.
In a video, which is going viral on Twitter, Anderson was seen shredding Ashwin’s pictures as a reaction to the Mankad incident. While some have found it funny, other were angry with Anderson’s action.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen said that Ashwin will not be talked about favorably by many people for his controversial ‘mankading’ dismissal in an IPL match.
Earlier, Lalit Modi, the former commissioner of IPL alleged that match-fixing took place during the game between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
He shared a video on Twitter, in which DC wicketkeeper can be heard on the stump mic saying that the next delivery would be hit for a four, and the same exactly happened. The video went viral on social media moment after and viewers claimed that the match was fixed.
Match-fixing allegations and other controversial incidents have raised many questions towards the International Cricket Council (ICC). Cricket fans and ICC membership holding countries are waiting for ICC to respond and take action against the allegations and all the controversies in IPL.
In 2013, IPL was rocked by a spot-fixing scandal when three players from the Rajasthan Royals – S. Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested by Delhi police on spot-fixing charges. Later, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) banned them for life.