2021 will see many significant events in the field of sports. India winning the Test series in Australia, winning medals in athletics and weightlifting at the Olympics.
2021 will see many significant events in the field of sports. India’s Test series win in Australia, athletics at the Olympics, weightlifting at the Olympics, victory at the Paralympics, and a return to hockey are all part of this. However there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the sport this year. This has somewhat tarnished the image of the sport. Players in India are also embroiled in a series of controversies. Over the past year, let’s find out what events have tarnished the reputation of the games.
Indian fast bowler Mohammad Siraj was abused during the Sydney Test in Australia. Australian spectators used vulgar language against Siraj. Despite battling injured players in the Test series, the Indian team played an excellent game. Made racist remarks on Siraj. This again damaged the reputation of cricket. Indian players abroad have been mistreated many times in the past. Cricket Australia took action in the case of Siraj and sent some spectators off the field. The event took place in January 2021.
Sushil Kumar, who won two medals at the Olympics, has been hailed as the most successful athlete for India. He was the first Indian athlete to win two individual medals at the Olympics. But, in the year 2021, Sushil Kumar’s name came to the fore in the murder case of a fellow wrestler and he had to go to jail. Sagar Dhankhar, 23, was brutally murdered at Chhatrasal Stadium. Sushil Kumar’s name came to the fore in this case. The wrestler then fled. Sushil Kumar, who had been on the run for about 15-20 days, was arrested by Delhi police. He has been in jail ever since.
Virat Kohli is one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket. Sourav Ganguly is known as one of the greatest captains of Indian cricket. However, he is currently the President of the BCCI. In 2021, the dispute between the two became a topic of discussion. Kohli was dropped from the ODI captaincy ahead of the tour of South Africa. Kohli has previously stepped down from the T20 captaincy. Ganguly said he had asked Kohli not to relinquish the T20 captaincy. Two captains were selected for the limited overs and Test formats, stating that there should not be two captains for ODIs and Tests. Kohli made a key statement against Ganguly at a press conference. He claimed that no one had stopped him. Also, Kohli said that the information about his removal from the ODI captaincy was given only after an hour and a half. With this, Indian cricket was once again in the news for the wrong reasons. Also, the board is once again embroiled in controversy over its accountability and transparency.
During the Tokyo Olympics, there was a dispute with Mary Kom, who won India’s first medal in women’s boxing at the Olympic Games. Marycomb lost the match in the prequarter finals. However, just hours after the match, Mary Kom stated that she was unaware that she had lost the match. She said the coaching staff had deceived her and did not tell her the outcome of the match. She called herself a winner. After that he went to the dope test .. It turned out that he lost the match. After this Marykom was accused of cheating.
IPL 2021 was held in India for the first time. During this time, the BCCI hosted a tournament between competent bio-bubbles as corona cases increased. Half the tournament went smoothly. But, then the corona cases came to the fore. Corona cases have increased in teams like Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings. Initially, the BCCI seemed to be shocked, but the matter came to the fore. The tournament was called off immediately. The IPL matches were played in the UAE.
There was another problem in Indian sports. In the association, the conflict between the players continues. The same thing continued in 2021. Manika Batra’s fight with the Table Tennis Federation of India has been in the news this year. During the Tokyo Olympics, Manika Batra was accused of demanding to hire her personal coach. Then she did not accept the demand. And then national coach Soumyadeep Roy refused to take help. Manika was asked for an answer on the matter after the Olympics. Manika said the national coach had asked her to deliberately lose the match in the Olympic qualifiers. There have been numerous allegations and counter-allegations from both sides. Then Manika Batra was not selected for the Asian Championship for not joining the national camp. Manika approached the court. There was a reprimand from the court to the Table Tennis Federation.
English cricket became infamous in 2021 over the issue of racism. Pakistan – born cricketer Azim Rafique has alleged that he was discriminated against while playing for Yorkshire in county cricket due to his body color and other factors. It also includes the names of many big cricketers. Then Yorkshire tried to suppress the matter. But, the situation got worse as the real things came out. A parliamentary committee then inquired into the matter. In it, Azim Rafiq exposed the racism in English cricket. The whole world knows what Annie is saying one by one. Later, many Yorkshire cricketers had to resign.
Like table tennis, in tennis there is a dispute between the player and the association. Prior to the Tokyo Olympics, male tennis player Rohan Bopanna was accused of misleading the All India Tennis Association. He alleged that the AITA had created an environment in which Sumit Nagal could play in the Olympics when such an opportunity did not exist. At the same time, the AITA reported that this was done to help Bopanna. This was followed by harsh remarks from both sides.
Black Lives sat on his knees in support of the matter and expressed support. In sports, players do this before the start of a match. The rule is to kneel before all matches in the T20 World Cup in the UAE. However this also led to controversy. The South African Cricket Board has made it mandatory to kneel before all matches during the tournament. Quinton de Kock withdrew from the match in protest. He was opposed to making it mandatory to sit on one knee. However, he later understood the matter and agreed to kneel down as well. South Africa is one of the countries that has long suffered from apartheid. In such a situation the Decock incident again highlighted the problem of racism in this country.