10 most arrogant statements by cricketers
It is shocking that many world-class players and absolute legends of the game have gone on to make arrogant statements.
Updated - May 1, 2021 4:44 pm
Cricketers should always be remembered for their game on the field. Their main job is to play for their team and ensure that they give their best on the field. However having said this, a few cricketers are considered as role models and are idolized by many fans.
As idols and role models, one must expect them to be nice and not influence anyone in a bad manner. However, many cricketers have forgotten the fact that they’re public figures and have gone on to make arrogant statements. Arrogant statements always lead to controversies.
It is shocking that many world-class players and absolute legends of the game have gone on to make arrogant statements. So which are those cricketers who have gone on to make avoidable statements which have lead to controversies? Let’s take a look at-
Most arrogant statements given out by cricketers
1) Shoaib Akhtar- Even today, 3 hurting bouncers, I Can dismiss Steve Smith in 4 balls Lol’
Popularly known as “Rawalpindi Express”, Shoaib Akhtar is a legend, to say the least. It is safe to say that he is one of the fastest bowlers to have ever played the game. However, he has often grabbed the headlines for unnecessary controversies.
The 44-year old quick was responding to an ESPNcricinfo poll on Twitter where the cricket website paired 20 players — former and current — with each other and asked fans to pick one contest they would love to watch. Among them, was Steve Smith, who happens to be one of the best batsmen of the modern era as well as a run machine. Shoaib Akhtar replied to this tweet and said that he could get Steve Smith out in 4 balls.
“Even today, 3 hurting bouncers, and I can dismiss @stevesmith49 on the 4th ball. Lol,” Akhtar said in a tweet. The tweet wasn’t taken in a positive way by cricket fans and he was brutally trolled on social media for his tweet. No matter how fast and legendary Akhtar is, he should have thought twice before casually saying that he can dismiss an absolute genius like Steve Smith in 4 balls.