Cricket is said to be the gentlemen's game. Though it is played with utmost sportsmanship, there are several moments where cricketers engage in heated arguments or fights. These arguments and fights, not only destroy sportsmanship, but also the true essence of the game. Though we will only look at the 10 most serious fights, many such incidents destroyed the game. Some arguments and fights happen between the teams and some team members. Here are the Top 10 heated-up moments in the history of cricket between players.
1. Kieron Pollard Vs Mitchell Starc
At no.1 is one of the tense moments in INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE and cricket history. During the league match between Mumbai Indians and royal challengers Bangalore. When pollard was batting and starc was bowling, they had this high tense situation. Pollard moved away while delivering the ball, but Starc throw the ball. Tensed from this action, pollard threw his bat against starc.
2. Andrew Flintoff Vs Yuvraj Singh
There is no cricket fan who forgot this epic match and moment. The abusive argument and fight between Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh and English bowler Andrew Flintoff during the T20 world cup in 2007. After the exchange of words between the two players, Yuvraj Singh set a world record by hitting '6' sixes in a single over.
3. Ahmad Shahzad Vs Wahab Riaz
This moment in the Pakistan super league is one of the worst physical abuse inside a cricket field. During the match when Wahab took Ahmad's wicket, he pushed Ahmad on the field in the heat of the moment. This act of abuse was marked as a terrible incident both in PSL and in cricket history.
4. Shane Warne Vs Marlon Samuels
At no.4 is another heated moment between SHANE WARNE and MARLON SAMUELS. During the 2013 BBL match, Shane Warne had brawled with the West Indies batsman Samuels after he took his wicket. There was also some kind of verbal abuse and heated arguments. This moment made a lot of cricket celebrities angry and there was much criticism on this issue.
5. Virat Kohli Vs Gautam Gambhir
Who could have forgotten this fight? Every IPL fan has registered this fight in their minds. The heated-up argument between Gautam Gambhir, the captain of Kolkata knight riders, and Virat Kohli, captain of royal challengers Bangalore during the 2013 ipl. Gautam came in to defend his team bowler against Virat.
6. Shoaib Malik Vs Tino
At no.6 is the fight between Shoaib malik and tino during a match in CPL, between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks. After taking Shoaib's wicket, they both indulged in fights and pushed each other. This altercation left them with a high fine for breaking the rules and showing violence inside the field.
7. Virat Kohli Vs Steve Smith
Though Virat and Steve smith is good associates, there was a moment between them during the test series between India and Australia. This was the moment during the second test between their teams. Virat and steve had some confrontation in the field about some umpire's decisions. This moment marked the rivalry between the top 2 test batsmen in the world.
8. Mitchell Johnson Vs Scott Styris
The argument and anger moment between MITCHELL JOHNSON and SCOTT STYRIS are in the no.8 spot. During the ODI series between Australia and New Zealand, Johnson had some issues with Scott in the field and they both argued the moment just heated up and everyone in the field became concerned about this issue.
9. Ahmed Shehzad Vs Tillakaratne Dilshan
The moment at the no. 9 spot is the fight between AHMED SHEHZAD and TILLAKARATNE DILSHAN. This fight was considered to be a controversial one. They were arguing and when Dilshan showed his bat near Ahmed's face, he pushed it. This includes the religious topic of Ahmed advising Dilshan to "turn Muslim" to go to heaven. Many critics have been raising several questions about this statement.
10. Shoaib Akhtar Vs Rahul Dravid
At no. 10 is the argument between Rahul Dravid and Shoaib Akhtar. Rahul was the star player in the 2004 champion trophy. During that time, the match between India and Pakistan heated up due to the arguments and quarrels between Indian batsman Rahul Dravid and Pakistani bowler Shoaib Akhtar. This argument started because Shoaib stood on the pitch when Dravid was taking a second run.