5 Most Controversial Moments Of World Cup 2019: The 46-day cricketing carnival just concluded with England cricket team being crowned as the ‘Champions’ of the tournament as they lifted their maiden World Cup trophy by beating New Zealand, based on the maximum number of boundaries.
The six-week-long cricketing carnival gave us many memorable moments that will be cherished for a long time. However, many controversial moments also took place during the tournament that not just grabbed the headlines but also left everyone in shock.
Here, check out the five controversial moments of World Cup 2019 :
1. Overthrow In World Cup 2019 Finals:
Ever since the tournament concluded with England taking the cup away, ICC and its rules are being badly criticized on social media, as six runs were given by the Umpires to England. However, after the match, Simon Taufel cleared the air and pointed out the blunder. He said it was a mistake on the part of on-field umpires.
2. Verbal Spat Between David Warner and Ricky Ponting:
Nobody likes you, David.
— Robbie B (@cricketpunt) June 25, 2019
During the match between Australia and England, David Warner was seen indulged in a verbal spat with Ricky Ponting. The moment grabbed a lot of eyeballs and became a topic of discussion on social media.
3. Ugly Brawl Outside The Ground Between Fans:
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) June 29, 2019
It was during the match between Afghanistan and Pakistan when an ugly fight between the fans of both the teams was witnessed outside the ground. As per reports, the fight took place after an airplane went over the stadium with the message, ‘Justice for Balochistan’ written over it.
4. Virat Kohli Arguing With Ravi Shastri:
Wonder what's going on here? pic.twitter.com/1ryi7lTZdm
— Dhruv George (@JibberJabberDG) July 10, 2019
Another moment that grabbed a lot of attention. This happened during the first semi-final match between India and New Zealand, where Virat was seen arguing with coach Ravi Shastri just after Rishabh Pant was dismissed.
5. MS Dhoni’s Balidaan Badge:
Just at the start of the World Cup tournament, MS Dhoni was seen wearing special gloves which had an embroidered Balidaan badge, which bears the insignia of the paramilitary forces. Though MS Dhoni’s gesture won the hearts of millions of his fans on social media who showered praises on him,
but this didn’t go down well with the ICC officials who got it removed, going by the rules.