Cronje’s match-fixing to Tendulkar’s ‘ball tampering’: The biggest controversies of India vs South Africa series

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1. Kapil Dev’s mankads Peter Kirsten

After a apartheid era, South Africa returned to general cricket with a 1991 debate of India. Then Indian cricket group toured South Africa a subsequent year and a debate was a initial array to underline a judgment of a third umpire.

However, during a second ODI during Port Elizabeth, a debate erupted while India was fortifying a insignificant sum of 147. South Africa were 20/1 in 9 overs and Kapil Dev ran to play to a opener Kepler Wessels. As Dev came adult to a stumps, he stopped and knocked off a bails during a non-striker’s finish since Peter Kirsten (the half-brother of Gary Kirsten) had left a double before a round was released. Umpire Cyrus Mitchley gave an dissapoint Kirsten out in gripping with a manners of a game. An indignant Dev indicated to Wessels that it was a third time Kirsten had left a crease.

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After a match, Kirsten said, “As many as we honour Kapil, we did not determine with what he did then.” Dev had warned Kirsten twice in a array about withdrawal a double before a round was delivered. Though Kirsten was out as per a rules, questions were lifted on sportsmanship. A seething Wessels reportedly let his bat strike Dev on a shin while holding a run, though transient punishment. Kirsten was fined 50 per cent of his compare price for display dissent.

2. Hansie Cronje’s admits to match-fixing 

In a biggest liaison to stone general cricket, a Delhi Police suggested on 7 April, 2000 that South African skipper Hansie Cronje was concerned in match-fixing. Cronje was handed a life ban. Later, Herschelle Gibbs suggested that Cronje had offering him $15,000 to measure reduction than 20 runs in a 5th ODI opposite India during Nagpur. He also certified $15,000 was offering to Henry Williams to concur some-more than 50 runs in that same match.

Gibbs scored 74 off 53 balls and Williams harmed his shoulder and couldn’t finish his second over, so conjunction perceived a $15,000.

Admitting his guilt, Cronje after pronounced in a matter that in 1996 during a third Test in Kanpur, he was introduced to Mukesh Gupta by afterwards captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Gupta gave Cronje $30,000 to convince a South Africans to remove wickets on a final day to remove a match. South Africa were 127/5 chasing 460, Cronje was already out and spoke to no other players. “I had perceived income for doing nothing,” he said.

During a lapse tour, Cronje pronounced he perceived $50,000 from Gupta for group information.

3. Sachin Tendulkar found guilty of ball-tampering

The second Test between South Africa and India in Port Elizabeth in 2001 finished in debate after compare arbitrate Mike Denness found 6 players of Indian group guilty of several offences, including over-enthusiastic appealing. But to everyone’s surprise, Denness also found Sachin Tendulkar guilty of ball-tampering.

Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, skipper Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Shiv Sunder Das, and Deep Dasgupta were criminialized for one Test match.

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This sparked snub in India and a matter was even lifted in India’s parliament. Denness was termed extremist and a a ICC was indicted of cultured opposite India. The BCCI threatened to call off a debate of South Africa unless Denness was transposed as compare arbitrate for a third Test.

Denness was transposed and a ICC announced a third Test to be an ‘unofficial’ one and personal it as a ‘friendly five-day match’. The array was strictly singular to a dual Tests that had already been played, with South Africa carrying won it 1–0. The anathema on Sehwag was upheld, though a anathema on Tendulkar and Ganguly was overturned.

4. Greg Chappell’s center finger controversy

In 2005, forward of a India vs South Africa series, Sourav Ganguly was forsaken from a ODI patrol due to bad performances in prior matches. Ganguly plainly blamed manager Greg Chappell for his exclusion.

When a Indian group arrived during Eden Gardens in Calcutta for a third ODI of a series, an indignant throng greeted a group bus, chanting and fluttering banners with anti-Chappell slogans. The manager was afterwards indicted of display his center finger to a throng and cameras prisoner a moment.

The year 2005 is famous for Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly’s tussle. (Express Archive)

During a match, a Indian group was booed and a South African batsmen were cheered as they went on to a ten-wicket victory.

5. Kanpur representation comes underneath scanner after 32 wickets tumble in 3 days

Kanpur Test is famous for Roshan Mahanama’s news to ICC. (Express Archive)

In 2008, India and South Africa were personification a third and final Test of a array during Kanpur. India won a compare on a third day and leveled a array 1-1. However, a representation that saw 32 wickets tumble in 3 days, came underneath a ICC’s scanner. Proteas manager Micky Arthur purported a lane was one of a many under-prepared in a world.

Match arbitrate Roshan Mahanama, who oversaw a Test, submitted a news to a ICC expressing his regard over a peculiarity of a personification aspect and a ICC rated a Kanpur representation as ‘poor’.

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