You get the drift. It’s so hard to speak about one without talking about the other. It’s like they were bosom buddies, meant to be.
We should have known it way back in 2008 itself, when Lalit Modi wanted to pull the carpet under poor Subhash Chandra’s dreamy ICL feet – and put it in a cauldron where he mixed money, Bollywood, more money and a smattering of cricket.
He then proceeded to stir the cauldron to let emerge (much like Wormtail putting in all those ingredients to revive Lord Voldemort)…the Indian Premier League.
With those elements, we should have known that what we were going to get was a controversy-a-week tournament. And right from the very beginning, the IPL hasn’t failed to disappoint on that front.
Let’s have a look at some of the best IPL controversies that have been on offer, before the three boys from Rajasthan tried their level best to deny their team the Fair Play award.