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.
A sports enthusiast since 2003 with my first experience of connecting with sports being the Cricket World Cup 2003. Studying Engineering in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, but pretty sure will not become an Engineer.