Controversy is the second name of IPL and we can have an A to Z of controversies for every season.
Here are the top 3 of every season…
1. Conflicts: The IPL came with all guns blazing, first targeting the dying ICL and then getting into a conflict with almost every international board, most prominently Cricket Australia and the ECB. Dada also fought with SRK and the KKR management.
2. Cheerleaders: This is the year the cheerleaders were introduced and there was a lot of hue and cry from all manner of conservative groups. The cheerleaders themselves faced abusive crowds and some even hinted at racial discrimination.
3. Slapgate: Stand-in captain Harbhajan Singh saw the Mumbai Indians lose for the third straight match, this time against Kings XI Punjab. When Sreesanth reportedly said “hard luck”, he was promptly slapped by Bhajji. Everyone saw images of a sobbing Sree.