India is a country where the audience looks up to two particular fields, movies, and cricket for fulfilling their quota of entertainment. The life of Bollywood celebs and cricketers is something that excites us the most. All the luxuries they get are like a dream come true for any individual!!! Right?? However, reaching the heights of success is something that takes years of hard work which is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Being a cricketer or a sportsperson is not an easy task. It requires a lot of hard work and passion to reach heights and attain a position to be able to place themselves amongst the top players of the world. While we only tend to see the fame and luxuries coming to them however, their struggles remain forgotten. But today with this post we have brought up the names of some cricketers who were involved in scandals :
The former and one of the greatest bowlers of all time, Australian cricketer, Shane Keith Warne, has surely been the one who cannot keep his hands off controversies. He previously made headlines for text messaging a woman, British nurse Donna Wright while on tour in South Africa and was accused of sending obscene and harassing messages to her.
Apart from this, he also had an improper relationship with two, 25-year old models including being very friendly with a stripper. He even made headlines for kissing his ex-girlfriend in the public.
Just before heading to a tournament in Singapore, in 2000, the famous cricketer Shahid Afridi was caught with some young women along with his other fellow cricketers – Atiq-uz-Zaman and Hasan Raza in a Karachi hotel. And when they were being dropped by the Pakistan Cricket Board from the ICC Champions Trophy, they claimed those young women as “just their fans” who to take autographs came to their room.
However, this could not help them and their names were taken out for the championship. Also, an Indian model named Arshi Khan stated here engagement in a physical relationship with the cricketer Afridi.
The Big Brother contestant and a Playboy model, Vanessa Nimmo, was said to be dating this famous England cricketer Kevin Pietersen. However, after one month, the couple soon broke off. To this, Vanessa stated the cricketer as a big-time sex addict who just kept her for a physical relationship. The model even talked about the “unsatisfactory” performance of the cricketer in bed.
Yes, we had never thought that even this cricketer would make it to the list!! Well, being a party animal, this Jamaican cricketer, during the ICC World T20 2012, was seen being extremely friendly with three British women in a Sri Lankan hotel room. Also, the cricketer was even accused by the hotel staff of flashing at her in the year 2015.
During the first test match at Trent Bridge which was being played against West Indies, this former England captain Mike Gatting was held responsible for an illegitimate relationship with a barmaid, Louise Shipman, and was even caught in a hotel room with her.
The former South African cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs accepted the scandal with an excerpt from his autobiography To The Point where he freely talked about his life and wrote: “I just knew I was going to get a century.
Perhaps the girl lying in bed beside me had inspired me. She worked at the hotel, where I had befriended her. I guess she was my lucky charm – she certainly was when it came to my batting. I just wish her powers had extended to my fielding and the bladdy dropped catch.”
In 2005, the New Zealand cricketer Daryl Tuffey was caught and filmed by two English tourists where he was seen in an intimate engagement with a 23-year-old sales representative. However, when asked about the same from the women after the video being viral, she denied the same and even mentioned never being met with Daryl.
Not only the cricketers but also the Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was engaged in a controversy after being accused of having an affair with the 21-year-old Iranian model Leena Kapoor. The model accused him of a fake marriage promise based on which she was being sexually exploited by the umpire.
When asked, he denied the fact mentioning her as “just a fan” who was saying so to bag importance and defame him. However, the truth was already out through their intimate pictures on social media.
Sir Ian Botham cheated on his wife with an Australian waitress. He was also known for being associated with former Miss Barbados Lindy Field in the 1980s. In fact, in one of the alleged affairs, he got infamous for allegedly breaking a bad.
Mohammad Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq
These Pakistani players smartly knitted the story of being mugged outside their Sandton Hotel in 1998. Following this, the Pakistani team threatened to walk out of their South African Tour. However, to everyone’s surprise, their truth of being at a strip club called Club 69 surfaced out.
Whole Sri Lankan Team
In one of the biggest sex scandals ever witnessed by the cricket industry, the whole Sri Lankan team was raided by the Sri Lankan police in a brothel at Temple Road at Mount Lavinia. This place was said to have been serving the elite cricketers for the past 10 years. All the girls along with their heads were arrested in the scandal.
Whole West Indies Team
Yes, not only the Sri Lankan team but, the west indies team was also accused of a scam back in 2005 when the team was consecutively defeated 5 times in the VB series. The sponsor Digicel claimed the cricketers had phone numbers of innumerable women.
According to a leaked document and a Digicel representative, just the night before the match, numerous door banging and female voices in the hotel corridor had been heard by him.
Former South African pacer Andre Nel was accused of having a secret relationship with Jelena Kultiasova. The fact of already being married was unknown to Jelena and then, in 2010, she found out this truth herself after searching him on the internet.