Many think frequently rgat sports is a joyful family, and most teams seek to project this image deliberately. Conflicts amongst teammates are a common thing in most teams, and the Indian cricket team is no left.
Teammate fights have a typical since since India play its first Test series in 1932.
Indian cricket has seen it all, from disagreements over the way players treat one another to disputes over the captaincy to rivalries that develop because two cricketers are so competitive.
Moreover, during a significant portion of their careers, many of the most famous cricketers from India have involve in disputes with one another.
Lala Amarnath and Maharaja of Vizianagaram
During the 1936 trip to England, one of India’s top players got into a fight with a royalty.
This was perhaps the first significant scandal in the history of Indian cricket.
The Maharaja of Vizianagaram, often known as Vizzy, was India’s second-ever Test captain, although he was appoint without any evidence of cricketing ability and the 1936 tour to England quickly degenerate into a farce.
Since Lala Amarnath and many other senior cricketers didn’t respect him, Vizzy request Amarnath to get ready to bat during a tour game but didn’t really send him in.
He was unable to attend to his finger injury since he already had one, and when he finally got to bat, he was out quickly.
He got out and said that he knew what was going on after entering the dressing room. Amarnath was expell to India because Vizzy view this as a personal slight.
Never did the two guys agree on anything.
Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is undoubtedly the finest skipper India has ever had, the other is certainly the greatest opener in Test cricket history for India.
During the last years of the former’s career, the two did not appear to get along.
It all began with the 2012 tri-series in Australia, when Dhoni made the decision to rest one of the top three batters (Sehwag, Sachin, or Gambhir).
MS Dhoni said that he had to do this since it was impossible to play them all at once because they were all slow players on the field.
Virender Sehwag Said :
Virender Sehwag said after making a fantastic catch in the very next game.
MS Dhoni refrain from getting involve in a negative campaigning match, but Virender Sehwag was finally out from the squad.
Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar
Even today many Indian cricket fan talks about a altercation between two of India’s finest batters.
Tendulkar even wrote about it in his autobiography.
Rahul Dravid, who was captain for the first Test against Pakistan in Multan in place of the injure Sourav Ganguly, made one of the most controversial statements in Indian cricket history on the second day with Sachin Tendulkar stuck on 194 not out.
Sachin Tendulkar claim that the declaration came two overs earlier than what had promise, despite the fact that it look like Rahul Dravid had given him plenty of warnings.
Sachin Tendulkar wrote the following in his book, Playing it My Way, which was release ten years after the incident :
Despite Sachin Tendulkar’s insistence that they remain friends, it is difficult to accept this given the emotion with which he wrote about it ten years later.
Rahul Dravid never spoke much about it.
Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev
Since making his historic debut in 1971, Sunil Gavaskar has the biggest celebrity in Indian cricket.
After seven years, Kapil Dev emerge as the country’s next big star.
After a disastrous tour of Pakistan in 1983, Kapil Dev replace Sunil Gavaskar as captain, and the friendship between the two of India’s greatest cricketers in history quickly deteriorated.
In the middle of the 1980s, the two switch off as captains, and events on the field also did not help.
When Kapil Dev call the innings with Sunil Gavaskar batting at 236 in Madras (now Chennai) in 1983, the former was not please, and the two’s relationship remaine tense.
This issue reach a peak point in 1984 when Kapil Dev was bench for making an aggressive shot that cost India the Test match against England in Delhi and cost him his wicket.
Sunil Gavaskar said in his book One Day Wonders that he wasn’t even there at the meeting of the selection committee, but Kapil felt it was his choice.
In order to broker a ceasefire between the two, BCCI President NKP Salve eventually had to convene a meeting.
Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev insist that the media frequently exaggerated their conflict despite all of this.
Lastly, things weren’t that horrible.
Sachin Tendulkar and Mohammad Azharuddin
When Sachin Tendulkar enter cricket field in 1989, Mohammad Azharuddin was India’s finest batsman.
Rather than the two of them getting along well, things start to go south in 1996.
Sachin Tendulkar took over as captain from Mohammad Azharuddin after their dismal tour of England and devastating World Cup loss in 1996, and relations between the two have never been the same since.
Tendulkar thought that Mohammad Azharuddin was attempting to harm the team and that he was not giving his all when batting.
Sachin eventually lost the captaincy to Mohammad Azharuddin in 1998, but when India lost the 1999 World Cup, Sachin was reinstated as captain the following year.
This time, Sachin Tendulkar forbade Mohammad Azharuddin from joining the squad and even decline to accompany him on the arduous tour of Australia.
Early in 2000, Mohammad Azharuddin rejoin the Indian squad, and Sachin announce his resignation as captain before the two-match Test series against South Africa, saying it would be his final series in that capacity.
Sachin Tendulkar claim that he was accepting “moral responsibility” for the team’s defeat, even though it is commonly accept that he left after Mohammad Azharuddin was reinstate.
The match-fixing scandal threaten to shatter the cricketing community that year, and a CBI probe was commission.
In his statement to the CBI, Sachin said that he thought Mohammad Azharuddin was working with bookmakers and had not always been giving his all throughout games.
The BCCI suspend the former Indian captain, and he never play for India again.