September 17, 2020 5:14:10 pm
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has a historical past of varied controversies and fights and maybe the primary main such incident concerned Sourav Ganguly and Shane Warne within the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in its inaugural season.
KKR was set a goal of 197 courtesy of attacking half-centuries from RR’s Swapnil Asnodkar and Yusuf Pathan. Disciplined bowling by the Rajasthan quicks left the Knight Riders struggling at 106/3 within the thirteenth over. With the required run-rate creeping up, Ganguly and David Hussey (who have been within the center) started to go for the massive hits.
In the final ball of the thirteenth over, Ganguly pulled a shorter one from Pathan and hit it in the direction of the deep mid-wicket area the place Graeme Smith ran in and took a low catch.
As the Rajasthan camp erupted in celebrations, Ganguly remained unmoved and requested onfield umpire GA Pratapkumar to refer to it to the TV umpire Asad Rauf. Replays proved to be inconclusive and Ganguly was given the advantage of doubt by the third umpire. This enraged Warne as he charged at Ganguly for not abiding by the spirit of the sport.
“Justice will get you, Sourav. Justice will,” the stump microphone picked Warne phrases to Ganguly when the latter reached the non-strikers finish within the subsequent over bowled by Warne.
But the story doesn’t finish there. After the match, Warne lodged a grievance to match referee Farokh Engineer which additionally talked about that Ganguly had apparently made Warne and his staff wait earlier than the toss, a dose an identical to what he had dished out to Steve Waugh seven years prior.
“I was disappointed at the start. While batting we waited for five minutes under the hot sun and they were not anywhere to be seen,” Warne was fuming after the sport.
Ganguly additionally got here down heavy on Warne for criticising him and instructed Times Now “Is complaining against a dropped catch against the spirit of the game?”.
“We simply want to have a look at Warne’s profession to perceive that he has no ethical proper to train what the spirit of the sport is. I simply need to chuckle at what Warne is saying. He shouldn’t be speaking in regards to the spirit of the sport.
“I told him [the umpire, GA Pratapkumar] the catch was not taken cleanly. Referring to the third umpire was his decision,” added Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly and Shane Warne have been fined 10% of their match charges, whereas Pratap Kumar, the on-field umpire, has been suspended for a recreation
All is effectively between Sourav Ganguly and Shane Warne now. They share a cordial bond, and are a deal with to lots once they commentate or seem collectively as friends in exhibits. From pleasant banters to relaying their taking part in days rivalry, all of it’s remembered with enjoyable and laughter.
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