Inzamam and Darrell Hair
Inzamam-ul-Haq, Darrell Hair and Billy Doctrove examining the ball during the oval test.

Cricket, often referred as ‘the gentleman’s game’, conjures images of a good-natured sporting contest on the village green. But we all are past those days, and there are instances when the game doesn’t remain very gentleman-like.

Generally umpires are the ones who are responsible for cooling things down when the match situation starts to get the better of players. A stern warning or a word with the captain, is mostly what it is required to be done by the umpires when such a situation arises. But who will control the decorum of the game when umpires are the ones involved in the conflict on the field?

Bringing you some of the top instances where the fights were not between the players, but between the umpires and the players.

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