MS Dhoni

Cricket is known as Gentleman’s game and it is considered that it is played with the sportsman spirit. Players have many fans across the globe for their achievements on  the field and their behavior off the field. Players are considered as heroes. There are a few players who become the the unpopular personalities among the cricket fans due to their wrong attitude and rude behavior. They earn  lot of disrespect from the fans.

Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket

10. Gautam Gambhir 

Most Hated cricketers Gautam Gambhir is visibly unhappy with Robin Uthappa's glovework, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Pune, April 26, 2017
Gautam Gambhir is visibly unhappy with Robin Uthappa’s glovework.

The former Indian batsman, Gautam Gambhir has been involved in so many banters during his career. He was also involved in an argument with his fellow teammate and the coolest guy Rahul Dravid. This incident created lot of haters in the country. Having an attitude for winning is great but one must respect others and play with the spirit of the game.

We put on the 10th Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

9. Michael Clarke

Most Hated Cricketers Michael Clarke walks off amid rain, England v Australia, 5th Investec Ashes Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 23, 2015
Michael Clarke.

The former Australian captain, Michael Clarke was one of the finest batsman but had the bad reputation on the field. He was known for sledging and abusing his opponent. Clark was once found abusing Sachin Tendulkar back in 2003. He was known for his crooked skills and can do anything for the sake of winning. This attitude created lot of haters.

We put on the 9th Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

8. Russell Arnold 

Most Hated Cricketers Russell Arnold at ICC Champions Trophy, India v Sri Lanka, Final Replay, 30th September 2002, Colombo (RPS)
Russell Arnold.

Russell Arnold was known for his bad attitude and lack of decency. Arnold was involved in so many arguments with his opponents.  During the 2002 Champions Trophy, 2002, he  was deliberately walking down the pitch. Sourav Ganguly, the  Indian captain, warned his for his crooked activity and told him to step aside. He was usually seen to behavior in the unexpected manner.

We put on the 8th Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

7. Ricky Ponting 

Sachin Tendulkar reacts as Most Hated Cricketers Ricky Ponting takes a run, India v Australia, quarter-final, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, March 24, 2011
Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.

Ricky Ponting, the most successful captain in the world adopted foul steps  to win games for Australia. He was ready to do anything for the sake of victory for Australia.  The opponent team had to face sledging and use of abusive language from the Australians and sometimes he would adopt unfair means ,i.e , fake appeals. This created lot of haters among the cricket fans all over the world.

We put on the 7th Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

6. Andrew Symonds 

Most Hated Cricketers Andrew Symonds, Harbhajan Singh
Andrew Symonds watches Harbhajan Singh bowl, Sydney Cricket Ground, 2008

The former Australian all-rounder, Andrew Symonds was involved in so many banters with the opponents and sometimes with the  fellow mates as well. His monkeygate episode with the ‘turbanator’, Harbhajan Singh will always be remembered by the fans. He was sent to the Rehab Centre for his aggressive attitude. He has earned himself good number of haters.

We put on the 6th Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

5. Misbah Ul Haq 

That fateful scoop - Most Hated Cricketers Misbah-ul-Haq scoops Joginder Sharma off what was the final ball of the match | Photo | ICC World Twenty20 | ESPNcricinfo.com
That fateful scoop – Misbah-ul-Haq scoops Joginder Sharma off what was the last ball of the Final between India and Pakistan, at the T20 World Cup 2007.

The former of Pakistani captain, Misbah-Ul-Haq was a great batsman and a good captain but has a lot of haters in his own country. The fans always criticize him for his defensive batting in the white ball format and responsible for the losses. He became the most hated person in Pakistan when he played the scoop shot against India in the 2007 T20 World Cup.

We put on the 5th Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

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4. Herschelle Gibbs

Most Hated Cricketers Herschelle Gibbs arrives in Mumbai to face questioning from Indian Police over the match-fixing scandal, October 11, 2006
Herschelle Gibbs arrives in Mumbai to face questioning from Indian Police over the match-fixing scandal, October 11, 2006.

The name might be surprising for the fans but he was not the loved person. He was involved in the match fixing incident and South African cricket lost their respect in the international cricket.  He was an explosive batsman it was also the reason that the opponent fans hate him. He was also involved in many sledging incidents which has earned  him a position in this list.

We put on the 4th Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

3. Salman Butt

Salman Butt is given a police escort, London, March 17, 2011
Salman Butt, is given a police escort, arrives at Southwark Crown Court.

Salman Butt, the former Pakistani opener was involved in match fixing incidents and kept the National interest aside. He disrespected the game of Cricket and defamed his country by involving in such scandals. This created a lot of haters all over the world and he would be  on the black list for years to come.

We put on the 3rd Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

2. Lou Vincent

Most Hated Cricketers Lou Vincent takes the applause for his century, Canada v New Zealand, St Lucia, March 22, 2007
Lou Vincent.

The former New Zealand batsman was involved in in match fixing scandal and shamed the nation and cricket board . He was also involved in the match fixing scandal in the Bangladesh Premier League a couple of years ago. This has earned him a lot of haters around the globe

We put on the 2nd Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’

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1. MS Dhoni

Most Hated Cricketers Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni
Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni.

This is the most surprising name on the list but it is true. Dhoni is the most successful captain for India but has so many haters in his own nation. Many cricket fans think that the senior players like David, Laxman and Ganguly were forced to retire while Harbhajan ,Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were kept out of the team. Many criticize him for his failure in the Overseas tours. Despite being respected worldwide, the World Cup winning captain has got a huge number of haters in his own country and with unexplainable reasons.

Sadly, we have put MS Dhoni on the Top Position on the list of ‘Top-10 Most Hated Cricketers in International Cricket’.

Note : The article doesn’t means we at Cricketkeeda Sports hate these great Cricketers who deserve to be respected for their contribution to the game and their respective nation, we have put forward the points based on social media trends, Pages and Groups which have been created against them.

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