The year 2019 has almost come to an end. There have been numerous moments where sports which have irked us and made us happy. However, there were many controversies which shocked us and also became the talk of the town. Whether it is MS Dhoni’s gloves bearing the army insignia during the CWC 2019 or Lionel Messi refusing to collect the medal after being handed over a red card during Argentina vs Chile, Copa America 2019 match. Now, let’s have a look at five major controversies of the year.

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s Koffee With Karan Fiasco

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya (Photo Credits: Twitter)

So this was the first time that cricketers had appeared on Koffee With Karan. However, it turned out to be a bad outing KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. All thanks to the misogynistic comments by the cricketers during the show. The two received a lot of flak from their fans and the two were even dropped from the side.

Lionel Messi Refuses to Collect the Medal After Argentina vs Chile, Copa America 2019

Gary Medel of Chile argues with Lionel Messi of Argentina. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

After being handed a red card for the second time in his career for Gary Medel pushing him during Argentina vs Chile, Copa America 2019, Lionel Messi was furious. In fact, he was so angry that he did not bother to collect the medal given after the match. He even went on to lash out at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). “We don't have to be part of this corruption," Messi told reporters. “The lack of respect that they have shown us throughout this tournament. Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don’t allow people to enjoy football, they ruined it a bit.” Lionel Messi Refuses to Collect Medal After Given a Red Card During Argentina vs Chile, Copa America 2019 Match. 

MS Dhoni asked not to wear gloves bearing Army insignia

MS Dhoni was seen donning the 'Balidan' (sacrifice) badge on his wicket-keeping glove. (Photo Credits: ANI)

This happed during the Cricket World Cup 2019, that MS Dhoni's gloves bearing the Balidan badge,  caught the attention of the netizens. This did not go down well with the International Cricket Council and they asked MS Dhoni to not wear the same for the rest of the tournament. MS Dhoni Dons Indian Army 'Balidan' Badge on Keeping Gloves During IND vs SA Match at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Fans Laud MSD's Gesture.

 3D Tweet Ambati Rayudu After World Cup Snub

Just like any other player Ambati Rayudu was also hoping the board the bus to England for the CWC 2019. But sadly, it was Vijay Shankar who was opted in place of Rayudu as he would offer a three-dimensional effect to the team. Vijay Shankar took a dig at the selectors by posting a tweet which read, "Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup." Ambati Rayudu Takes '3 Dimensional' Dig at Chief Selector MSK Prasad After His Exclusion From ICC CWC 2019 Squad.

Ravichandran Ashwin mankading Jos Buttler

Ravichandran Ashwin mankads Jos Buttler (Photo Credits: Twitter)

It was during the IPL 2019 match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab that Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler and the incident was criticised widely.

That's all we have the list from 2019. If you remember any other instances, feel free to contribute in the Comments section. From the entire team of , we wish you a Very Happy New Year!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 30, 2019 09:15 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website