Apart from the high-octane action on the field in the IPL season 2023, one major talking point in the cash-rich league has been the argument between the stars of various
Apart from the high-octane action on the field in the IPL 2023, one major talking point in the IPL season 2023 has been the argument between stars of different teams. It can be the heated on-field exchange of RCB star Virat Kohli with the mentor of Lucknow Super Giants Gautam Gambhir and fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq. or KKR captain Nitish Rana’s angry words with Mumbai Indians’ Hrithik Shokeen. The on-field altercations seem to be too many. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri feels that the IPL needs some on-field confrontations, which will spice things up and pave the way for more rivalries.
Ravi Shastri said, “You need a little bit of confrontation there on the field. Wherever you draw a line, the match referee is there to see it. Once you’re fined once or twice, you will be okay.
He continued, “A lot of people told me this is the IPL. This is a live telecast. Why were they showing two players fighting? Ok, fair point. Because the world saw it. Now I will tell you the positives of that. By seeing that, both players will behave differently the next time. Because they will know there is a camera on them all the time. Then they will do the right thing for the massive audience that is watching. Kids, parents, and friends you then know where the line is.
He also said, “Have I used abusive language? Was my body language not right? Was that in the spirit of the game? Did I come across as a bad loser? All these things immediately come to the fore once you watch that footage. And then you learn. If you don’t learn, then another fine or a suspension will be around the corner.”