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IPL: 5 disappointing altercations among Indian players

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Harbhajan was banned from IPL 2008 for slapping Sreesanth
Harbhajan was banned from IPL 2008 for slapping Sreesanth.

IPL has evolved colossally over the years. The level of the games has changed and teams have become more competitive over the years.

As such, the spectators get to see a lot of high-octane clashes in the tournament. With the kind of intensity involved in the matches, players are bound to lose their cool sometimes.

Unfortunately, Indian players have been seen engaging in verbal battles with their fellow countrymen in the field on multiple occasions.

Let us look at such instances of altercations in the field over the years:

#5 Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth

Throughout his career, Harbhajan is known for his aggression in the field. He was famously involved in the monkey-gate saga in Australia.

In the inaugural season of IPL, Harbhajan was involved in another controversy. The off-spinner was playing for Mumbai Indians. MI lost the game against KXIP. Apparently, when the players were exchanging pleasantries after the match, Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth for mocking.

Sreesanth was seen crying and was consoled by his team-mates. Harbhajan was later banned for the whole IPL season. Subsequently, he was suspended for 5 ODI matches as well.

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