Over the years, there have been certain players – known as the ‘Bad Boys’ – who have been involved in controversies that have not only deteriorated their reputations but have had a long-term impact on their careers. We’ll look at 10 such cricketers whose careers were ruined by controversies and scandals.
David Warner is a explosive Australian batter. He is one of the most controversial cricketers of all time. He is among the top run getters in each format in this modern era. His batting has been a treat to watch for the fans.He plays for the Australian national team, but was banned for 12 months after being charged for assaulting ball-tampering. This scandal changed his carrer and he received a permanent ban in captaincy.
Steve Waugh is a former Australian captain who plays as a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler.He is considered to be one of the greatest and greatest players in the history of cricket.He is also known as one of the most prolific run-scorers. In 1994 he became the first captain of Australia to score more than 10,000 runs in Tests and the first to hit five centuries in one Test.His other achievements include two World Cups, eight world records and seven Wisden Cricketers of the Year. But he faced a lot of controversies during his career.
Shane Warne is a former Australian cricketer. He is the second wicket taker overall .He is the most successful bowler in the history of the sport with the highest number of wickets in Test cricket.He is also considered to be one of the best spin bowlers in the history of cricket along with Muttiah Muralitharan. His bowling action has been criticized by many fans and critics. He also faced a lot of controversies during his career.
Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer. He is one of the most successful batter of all time. He is regarded as one of the best Test batsman of all time and one of the greatest batter in the world.He was calm and conlmposed cricketer but he faced a lot of controversies during his career.
Andrew Flintoff is an English cricketer who was sa right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler.He is one of the most successful and highest-paid players in the history of cricket. He is also considered to be one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. His bowling action was criticized by many fans.
Imran Khan,the former Pakistan captain . He is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. He led Pakistan to the only World Cup title. He was a great bowler and was handy with the bat but he faced a lot of controversies during his career.
Steve Harmison is an English cricketer who played as a fast bowler. He is regarded as one of the most controversial fast bowlers of all time. He is known as one of the best fast bowlers of his time .He faced a lot of controversies during his career.
Kevin Pietersen is a former England Test cricketer. He is a right-handed batter and an occasional off-spin bowler.He is famous for his controversial batting style and his outspoken personality. One of the controversies that he faced is about his role in the South Africa-England series.In the 5th Test match, Pietersen was involved in a verbal altercation with the South African captain AB de Villiers.The incident happened after he was caught on camera, taking a run in his back, and laughing.
Sir Donald Bradman
Sir Donald Bradman is one of the best cricketer in the world. He was the most prolific run-getter and he was also known as “The Don”.He is considered as the “Father of Modern Cricket” because of his ability to score centuries without the use of any modern batting aids like a helmet, bat with tape or even a protective cup.
He is also one of the most controversial cricketers in the cricketing world. He is one of the most successful players in West Indies cricket team.In 2014, he had criticized India’s captain Virat Kohli and called him a “fraud”. He had also said that Kohli is not a true captain.