As the world saw a new world cup champions and many new starts but the year also saw some down in 2018 .some of the events are as follows
1.Australia ball-tampering scandal
At the lunch break on the third day of the third Test in Cape Town, Australia were in trouble. South Africa’s lead was over 100 runs with just one wicket down, and the ball wasn’t doing much to help Australia. The conditions were favoring south Africa so Australian captain decided to tamper the ball along with Australian senior opener David Warner.
The Australians got yellow sandpaper and Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was chosen as the player to do the tampering because he was in the vicinity of the discussion between the senior players in the dressing room, according to Smith.
While Cameron Bancroft was in action, the cameraman spotted him, rubbing the sandpaper with the ball, suspicions were raised whether the ball tampered. The replays of the event were replayed over and over on the big screen, in close up and slow-motion. The embarrassing images are also replayed on TVs all around the world. Smith, along with former vice-captain David Warner has been banned for 12 months from all format of crickets while Bancroft was banned for 9 months. These players were also banned from IPL as well as from Bangladesh premier league.
2. Serena Williams calls Referee – a thief & a liar
US American tennis player Serena Williams has come under the spotlight recently for her outburst at chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the 2018 US Open final. Williams was given a warning by Ramos for receiving assistance from her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. She was later docked a point for smashing her racquet in frustration for losing a game.Thereafter, Williams went on a against the chair umpire for falsely accusing her of cheating and called him a “thief” and a “liar”. She has since been fined US$17,000 for code of conduct violations,according to multiple reports stated.
3 Indian kabaddi team failed to bring back gold for the first time in history
Asian Games 2018: In probably the biggest upset in the Asian Games in Indonesia, the Indian Kabaddi team lost to Iran 18-27 in Jakarta, failing to bring back a Gold for the first time since 1990. Indian raiders were outclassed by a strong Iranian defense comprising captain Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani on either corner.
4.Indian hockey team downfall
Five games in Asian games, India scored a whopping 76 goals – 26 of them coming in a match against Hong Kong. As the top-ranked side in Asia, India was expected to win gold. But on their most crucial match of the tournament until then, India went down to a resilient Malaysia in sudden death. The defeat disabled a direct entry to the Olympics and they, now, have to take a long, winding road to reach Tokyo.
India went with very young team at world cup averaging just 24 years. Coach Harendra played down the lack of experience. He believed in his team and guided them to the last-eight stage, undefeated (even against eventual champions Belgium). But to the Netherlands – a more experienced side – they lost 1-2 and finished fifth.
5.Germany Early exit from the world cup
Germany faced an early exit in the world cup and not able to go through the group stage. It turns out the disaster was just delayed rather than avoided. Instead, things were about to get worse than they could ever have imagined.
Toni Kroos’ 95th-minute winner against Sweden on Saturday looked to have given Germany a World Cup lifeline, but their pathetic performance in the 2-0 loss to South Korea ensured that the German Team was eliminated from the World Cup from the group stage for the first time in 80 years.