Top Ten Abusive Moments in Cricket which is recorded

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Cricket is supposed to be a nice and fair game, but sometimes players get so fired up that they yell mean things or act out. This makes cricket look bad, so let’s look at ways to keep things fun and respectful for everyone. Here are ten abusive moments in cricket which is recorded. 

1. The Mitchell McClenaghan & Rohit Sharma Spat (2019 IPL) 

This incident involved on-field aggression and physical contact.  During an IPL match, fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan from New Zealand shoved Mumbai Indians batsman Rohit Sharma after a verbal altercation.  This act of physical aggression, even if sparked by verbals, is considered unacceptable on the cricket field.


2. The “Blackwash” Summer (2006-07)  

The bitter relationship between Australia and India reached a peak during this Test series in Australia. Umpiring decisions and verbals from both sides marred the on-field atmosphere.  The infamous “monkey chants” directed towards Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh by a section of the crowd added another layer of ugliness.

3. Harbhajan Singh & Shoaib Akhtar (2007 World Cup) 

This on-field fight between India’s Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar during the 2007 World Cup is a stark reminder of how emotions can erupt in high-pressure situations.  Shoaib’s aggressive body language escalated into a physical altercation that required intervention from teammates and umpires.

4. “Sachin Tendulkar Cried” Controversy (2008)

This incident involved Australian bowler Andrew Symonds allegedly making racist remarks towards Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar during an IPL match.  While the details remain unclear, the accusation shows the sensitivity of racial abuse in cricket.

5. Kevin Pietersen & Mitchell Johnson (2010 Ashes)   

This incident shows verbal abuse used to gain a mental edge. During the 2010 Ashes series, the comment of Kevin Pietersen towards Mitchell Johnson was perceived as disrespectful and designed to intimidate the fast bowler.

6. Virat Kohli & Tim Paine (2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy):   

This incident involved sledding, a tactic where players use verbal barbs to unsettle opponents. While considered part of the game by some, the aggressive comments of Virat Kohli towards Australian captain Tim Paine during the heated Border-Gavaskar Trophy series were deemed excessive by many.

7. Kamran Akmal & Shahid Afridi vs. James Anderson (2010 Lord’s Test)  

This incident involved dissent directed at the umpire. Pakistani batsmen Kamran Akmal and the constant arguments of Shahid Afridi with English umpire Ian Gould during the Lord’s Test were seen as disrespectful and disruptive to the flow of the game.

8. The Darren Bravo vs. Michael Vaughan Twitter Spat (2017) 

This incident showed the growing problem of online abuse. The racially suggestive comment of Former England captain Michael Vaughan directed towards West Indies batsman Darren Bravo on Twitter sparked outrage and shows the need for responsible social media use by cricketers.

9. The Jofra Archer & Steve Smith “Sandpaper Gate” Fallout (2018)  

This incident exposed a premeditated attempt to tamper with the ball, a blatant act of cheating.  The bouncers of Jofra Archer aimed at the head of Steve Smith during the 2018 sandpaper gate scandal which coupled with the prior ball-tampering incident by the Australians, cast a dark shadow on the sport.

10. The Rohit Sharma On-Mic Abuse 

This recent incident involving Indian captain Rohit Sharma highlights the ongoing issue of on-field verbals.  While details are still emerging,  alleged abusive language caught on the microphone during a match has sparked discussions about the need for better player conduct.


These are just a few examples of the many instances where abuse has marred the spirit of cricket. It’s important to remember that competitive spirit shouldn’t come at the cost of sportsmanship. Cricket authorities need to take stricter measures to penalize such behavior, and players themselves should strive to maintain a level of respect for their opponents and the game.