These Are 4 Big Controversies In India-Africa Series, See Here
India tour of South Africa starts tomorrow i.e. September 15. The tour will begin with the T-20 series, whose first match will be played in Dharamshala on Sunday. After this, a series of three Test matches will be played from October 2.
Many controversies have come up during the India-South Africa series, ranging from match fixing to ball tampering on Sachin Tendulkar. South Africa played their first international match in 1991 after being cut off from world cricket for 21 years. Above all, the African team got 'new life' on Indian soil.
The world had kept distance from this country due to apartheid policy. After his return, he played his first international match (ODI) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Indian cricket team toured South Africa the following year in 1992.
1. Kapil Dev Mankading Peter Kirsten
Controversy erupted during the second ODI (9 December 1992) in Port Elizabeth. India was busy defending their small score of 147 runs. After South Africa scored 20/1, Kapil Dev ran to throw opener Kepler Wessels in the first ball of the 9th over of the innings. He reached near the stumps and stopped.
They scattered the non-striker ends. Because Peter Kirsten (Gary Kirsten's half-brother) left the crease before the ball was thrown. Umpire Cyrus Mitchley gave Kirsten out in keeping with the rules of the game, which is called Mankading. Kapil Dev pointed to Vessels that this was the third time Kirsten had left the crease.
2. Hansie Cronje confesses match fixing
Match-fixing shook international cricket when Delhi Police revealed on 7 April 2000 that South African captain Hansie Cronje was involved in match-fixing. Cronje was banned for life. Herschelle Gibbs later revealed that Cronje offered him $ 15,000 to score less than 20 runs in the 5th ODI against India (19 March 2000) in Nagpur. He also admitted that Henry Williams was offered $ 15,000 for giving up more than 50 runs in that match.
3. Sachin Tendulkar accused of ball tampering
In 2001, the second Test match between South Africa and India at Port Elizabeth was discussed due to a dispute by referee Mike Denness. The six players of the Indian team faced several charges, including a very enthusiastic appeal. But to everyone's surprise, Denness found Sachin Tendulkar guilty of ball tampering. This caused resentment in India and the matter also arose in the Parliament of India. Danes was labeled a racist and accused the ICC of discriminating against India.
The BCCI raised a strong objection and asked the match referee Denness to be removed from the third Test, otherwise India would leave the tour and return. Eventually Denness was dropped and the ICC declared the third Test as 'unofficial' and classified it as a 'friendly five-day match'. (Africa won the innings by 73 runs in the unofficial test.) The series was officially limited to two previously played Tests, which South Africa won by 1–0. Ban on Sehwag was upheld. Ban lifted from Tendulkar and Ganguly.
4. Greg Chappell showed the finger to the audience
Prior to the India-South Africa series in 2005, Sourav Ganguly was dropped from the ODI team due to poor performance in the previous matches. Ganguly openly blamed coach Greg Chappell for this. When the Indian team reached the Eden Gardens in Kolkata for the fourth ODI of the series, an angry crowd raised anti-chapel slogans and waved banners.
Coach Chappell was then accused of showing the middle finger to the crowd and the cameras captured the moment. The Indian team was hooted during the match, South African won that match by 10 wickets.ies.