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Five Controversies In IPL Over The Years

5. Harbhajan – Sreesanth slap gate

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S Sreesanth (Image Credit: Twitter)

The image of Sreesanth crying like a baby was flashed all over the news channels and in all fairness, remains arguably the fast bowler’s most eye-catching achievement on the cricket field. The Harbhajan – Sreesanth slap gate incident occurred in the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008 when Harbhajan Singh allegedly slapped his former India teammate after Mumbai Indians’ defeat to Kings XI Punjab.

Although the exact reason for their conflict is not known to many, Harbhajan later apologised for the incident and had to pay 50% of his match fees for that season as a fine. The incident represented a new low for Indian cricket and more significantly, the spirit of the game.

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