With the recent on-field spat between Delhi and Indian teammates Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir it is evident that sometimes the intensity of the tournament gets the better of the players. A look back at similar incidents when players went out of control.
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir got into a war of words when Kohli was dismissed in Royal Challengers Bangalore's game against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2013.
But the IPL is no stranger to this. In its very first edition in 2008, the famous 'Slapgate' incident took place when Harbhajan lost his cool and slapped Sreesanth after Mumbai had lost to Punjab.
The 2011 edition saw another incident between Indian players when Munaf Patel reacted angrily after being hit by a boundary by Amit Mishra. It led many to debate if this could affect things in the dressing room when they represented India.
West Indies mates Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard had a go at each other in the 2012 edition's second qualifier between Chennai and Mumbai. They resumed their confrontation in the 2013 edition when the two teams met in the first of their double header.
|1||chennai super kings||16||11||5||22|
|5||royal challengers bangalore||16||9||7||18|
|6||kings xi punjab||16||8||8||16|
|7||kolkata knight riders||16||6||10||12|
|8||pune warriors india||16||4||12||8|
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