The Indian Premier League is a tournament of mixed emotions. Players from their respective teams give absolutely everything in order to win games. However, during such intense and fierce battles, there are times when the players have crossed their limits to sledge, abuse the others on the field.
While the game has witnessed sportsmanship moments, the game has an ugly side as well. During the game between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders, a nasty incident took place that rocked the cricket fraternity. The incident featured the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan.
Both the players were involved in an ugly verbal spat in Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. It all happened when Ravi Ashwin was outsmarted by Tim Southee in the last over of the Delhi Capitals innings on Tuesday (September 28).
Ugly spat between Ravichandran Ashwin and Eoin Morgan
Delhi Capitals’ skipper Rishabh Pant and Ravi Ashwin took a second run off the last ball of the penultimate over. This appeared to have annoyed the Kolkata Knight Riders as some deem it to be against the spirit of the cricket.
It also looks odd when a batsman takes a run when the ball thrown by the fielder bounces off the batter. However, the former KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik pacified Ravi Ashwin, in what put an end to the heated exchange.
At that time, DC coach Ricky Ponting was seen speaking to umpire Nitin Menon during the innings break. While we are not really certain about the topic that was discussed by them, we guess that it could be the same point.
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Delhi Capitals scored 127/9 in 20 overs. Steven Smith and Rishabh Pant scored 39 apiece. Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers as he took 2 wickets in 4 overs, giving away 18 runs. In reply, KKR beat DC by 3 wickets. KKR chased down the target in 18.2 overs.
Nitish Rana top-scored with an unbeaten 36 off 27 including 2 fours and 2 sixes. Avesh Khan registered 3/13 (3 overs) DC but his masterclass went in vain.