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Year-end 2023: 10 controversies and talking points in Indian cricket this year – Magazine Creations

2023 has been an eventful year for Indian cricket for more than one reason. Let’s take a look at the controversies and talking points of the Sunnah.

2023 World Cup stadiums

India’s major cricket cities, such as Indore, Mohali, Rajkot and Nagpur, were upset at not being chosen to host the 2023 World Cup matches. It was particularly unexpected for Mohali, which is known for hosting an important match in the 2011 World Cup. There were complaints about the stadium getting Narendra Modi is in Ahmedabad for quite a few important matches.

“wide ball”

Nasum Ahmed bowled a wide ball to prevent Virat Kohli from scoring a century. Referee Richard Kettleborough did not call it a wide ball, leaving many upset and questioning the fairness of the decision.

Change the pitch

There was a last-minute pitch change at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the ICC World Cup semi-final. It raised allegations of rigging in favor of Indian spinners.

Kohli vs Naveen

Virat Kohli had a heated exchange on the field with LSG’s Naveen-ul-Haq and mentor Gautam Gambhir. He was criticized for his lack of sportsmanship.

Donnie’s argument

MS Dhoni got into a rare argument with the umpires regarding Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling eligibility. Dhoni reportedly decided to wait until Paterana could run again, rather than have another player take over.

Shafali Verma sacked

In the WPL final, Delhi Capitals’ dismissal of Shafali Verma caused controversy. She hit a high delivery to the back point and the umpire reviewed it. The third official concluded that the ball was no higher than waist height, so it was not considered a blocked ball.

Virat Kohli’s ‘selfish’ century

Virat Kohli faced criticism for focusing on his century over the team’s win in a close match against South Africa. This incident, where he scored his 49th ODI hundred, sparked controversy over his technique as he took his time to make the ton.

Indian fans harass Mohamed Rizwan

Pakistani player Mohammad Rizwan was harassed by a section of Indian fans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The incident took a political turn and led to criticism of the behavior of the crowd.

Celebration of Muhammad Al-Shami

Mohammed Shami was trolled online for his celebration of taking five wickets against Sri Lanka. People thought his kneeling was a religious act. Al-Shami explained that this was just a natural way to show his hard work and energy in the match. Then he said: If I want to pray, who will prevent me?

Hardik Pandya replaces Rohit Sharma

Hardik Pandya will replace Rohit Sharma as captain of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024. He is returning from Gujarat Titans. The change, part of the team’s future planning, upset fans who were impressed by Rohit’s role in winning five Indian Premier League titles.

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Published: Dec 25, 2023, 08:56 AM IST

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