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India’s Top Embarrassing Moments in the World of Sports

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Amidst the soaring triumphs and remarkable achievements, failure, mistakes, and moments of sheer embarrassment have also etched their mark. The path to greatness is paved with challenges, and Indian sports have encountered their fair share. Within the annals of their history, there are also a few episodes of undeniable awkwardness and cringe-worthy blunders. These moments serve as poignant reminders that no peak is reached without adversity. Join us as we delve into the realm of Indian sports’ most embarrassing moments, a side often overshadowed but nonetheless an integral part of their narrative.

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Most Embarrassing Moments in Indian Sports

The Wrong Flag at the Olympics

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Embarrassing sports moment – Winter Olympics

Three Indians – Shiva Keshavan, Nadeem Iqbal, and Himanshu Thakur qualified for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics but were listed as Independent Olympic athletes, under the banner of the International Olympic Committee. At the Games opening ceremony, instead of the Indian flag, they marched wearing the Olympic rings, under the Olympic flag.


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Anil Kumble Vs Virat Kohli

Embarrassing sports moment - Cricket
Embarrassing sports moment – Cricket

2017 ICC Champions Trophy, there were reports of a rough relation between the then Indian captain Virat Kohli and coach Kumble. Both Kohli and Kumble denied such allegations throughout the tournament and days after India lost the tournament Final to Pakistan, Kumble came down from his post, a day before his contract was due to expire. After his resignation, he publicly admitted about his strained relationship with Kohli. This was a shameful period for Indian Cricket.

Indian Olympic Association Banned

Embarrassing sports moment - Olympics
Embarrassing sports moment – Olympics

The International Olympic Committee banned the Indian Olympic Association in December 2012 over elections. The IOC was rankled by government impedance in the election and had cautioned the IOA in a letter of a conceivable suspension.

India’s sports body was directed by a Delhi court to hold the elections adhering to the government’s sports code, while the IOC wanted the governing body to abide by the Olympic Charter.

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Unidentified Woman Accompanies Indian Contingent at London Olympics

Embarrassing sports moment - Olympics
Embarrassing sports moment – Olympics

At London Olympics, a woman gatecrashed India’s parade at the opening ceremony and walked beside flag bearer Sushil Kumar. The country’s officials were annoyed and took up the issue with game’s organizers.

India 54 runs – all out

Embarrassing sports moment - Cricket
Embarrassing sports moment – Cricket

This moment came during the final of the 2000 Coca-Cola Champions Trophy at Sharjah. The Indian team was chasing Sri Lanka’s huge score of 300 to win the match, but it was devastated by the aggressive bowling of Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan.

The entire Indian team was dismissed for just 54 runs, which allowed Sri Lanka to win the match by a massive 245 runs. This is more than three times of what the entire team India scored on that day.

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When FIFA Banned AIFF

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In 2022, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) faced a tumultuous period as FIFA imposed a ban, citing unwarranted third-party involvement in its daily affairs. The ban dealt a severe blow to Indian football, casting a shadow of uncertainty. However, through diligent efforts and restructuring, the AIFF managed to rectify the situation. Alterations in the administrative hierarchy paved the way for redemption, leading to the eventual lifting of the ban. This episode serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by Indian football and the resilience required to overcome adversity.

Protesting Wrestlers: Dragged & Detained

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In a distressing turn of events, several wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, who were marching towards the new Parliament building, were apprehended by the Delhi police. The authorities took stringent action against the protesters, dismantling the tents at Jantar Mantar and dispersing the protest site. Brij Bhushan Sing is accused of sexually abusing and harassing female wrestlers, although he vehemently denies the allegations. This incident caught attention around the world.


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