6) KIERON POLLARD – CHRIS GAYLE – UMPIRES (RCB VS MI 2014)
Kieron Pollard has always been aggressive on the field and has been a part of quite a few altercations in the IPL. In the 2014 match between RCB and MI at the Chinnaswamy, Pollard had an argument with Universe Boss Chris Gayle just at the start of the 3rd over of RCB’s chase of a mammoth 210 run target. This forced the on-field umpires Richard Illingworth of England and Vineet Kulkarni of India to intervene and warn the West Indian to keep his mouth shut. A visibly miffed Pollard went to the team dug-out and pasted a brown tape on his mouth to show a literally silent protest against the warning by the umpires. Although it entertained everyone on the field, this sight will not be forgotten for a long time to come.
5) VIRAT KOHLI – SPECTATOR – UMPIRE (KKR VS RCB 2017)
Virat Kohli will not forget RCB’s game against KKR at the Eden Gardens in 2017 for a long time. RCB were bowled out for 49 – the lowest ever IPL score across the 10 seasons. However, there was one more incident which caught everyone’s attention. Virat Kohli edged Coulter-Nile’s first ball to Manish Pandey in the slips and was out for a golden duck. Kohli looked extremely irritated after the dismissal and pointed at an old man accusing him of standing up just when Nathan was going to deliver the ball. He was seen hurling abuses at the poor spectator who had no intention of causing any harm.
Once he reached the dug-out, he still looked agitated. Following this, Virat was seen pointing fingers at the Fourth Umpire and animatedly telling him what he thought about the incident in an extremely ride manner. A player of his stature must be careful with the language and attitude he displays. In this case, as Sunil Gavaskar rightly said, “It was purely Virat Kohli’s fault as he should have backed out of the delivery if there was movement behind the sight screen.” The day went worse for Kohli as RCB were bundled out for 49 only.