July 30, 2021

Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League

Team-wise biggest controversy in tournament history

IPL is regarded as the biggest T20 cricketing carnival in the world.

Shahrukh Khan at Wankhede stadium
Shahrukh Khan at Wankhede stadium. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Indian Premier League is the toughest franchise tournament in the game. Players from different leagues participate in this tournament to make a name for themselves. For the youngsters, it is a perfect platform to grab the attention of the selectors. 

Apart from that, for the veterans, it provides a platform to make a comeback. IPL since 2008 has been the most iconic tournament as it serves its motto. Because of this tournament, the national teams have been blessed with superstars. When different minds come together to share the same dressing room, there is a scope for improvement as individuals for the players.

But, IPL has been affected by various controversies in the past. These controversies went on to change the future of the sport. Be it drug-related or spot-fixing, these instances have played a major role in changing the face of the game. Let us have a look at-

The Biggest controversy related to each IPL team

8. Delhi Capitals( formerly known as Delhi Daredevils)

Delhi Daredevils IPL 2018
Delhi Daredevils team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Let us go back to the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. During that time, the Pakistani players were a part of the IPL. With a huge tournament coming up in the circuit, it had everybody’s attention. 

But, for Mohammed Asif, it was a horrible start. He was detained in an airport in Dubai. This was because an illegal drug was found in his purse. The authorities held Asif for nearly 36 hours. There were some questions raised on these issues and PCB had stated that he was merely detained and not arrested. 

Later on, the substance was claimed to be a herbal remedy for an injury suffered by Asif during the IPL. There was also a buzz in the media that the substance could have been hashish. Well, for a team that has been clean over the years, this is the only instance that Delhi has been a part of.