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Top 5 Controversies in Cricket


  1. Jelly bean controversy 2007
The jelly-beans incident on India
The jelly-beans incident on India”s 2007 tour of England fired up Zaheer Khan to power India to victory with an inspired spell at Trent Bridge (Photo by Getty Images)

A rare instance of a confectionery spicing up a hot battle!! On 29 July 2007 during India vs England test at Trent Bridge, Zaheer Khan came out to bat in the last session and saw some Jelly Beans on the wicket. He stuck them off with his bat. Again English fielders threw more jelly beans on the wicket. This time being upset, he walked up to the English fielders and asked, “What”s this guys? I”m here to play cricket!” He went after Pietersen who was standing at Gully and later admitted that Pietersen was the wrong man he went after. Being so angry with this incident, he destroyed English line up next day and swung the match in India”s favour!!

– by Atharva Apte

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