5 Cricketers who ruined their careers with controversies

5 Cricketers who ruined their careers with controversies

There were some players who ended up affecting their own reputation.

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Kevin Pietersen. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cricket is also known as gentlemen’s game that holds a massive following across the globe. But, what if we say that these gentlemen rocked the cricket world with some serious controversies during their cricketing career. In the long history of cricket, many players came and earned their reputation as one of the gems. Meanwhile, there were some bad boys who were quite consistent in attracting controversies due to which they ruined their cricketing careers.

It is known that it is a dream come true for any player to play for their national side. But some players couldn’t digest the limelight and ended up being one of the controversial figures of the game. There were some players who ended up affecting their own reputation. But, also ended up harming the legacy of the game

We have listed out our top five cricketers, who ruined their career due to some infamous controversies that will be remembered by the people for long.

Here are five cricketers who ruined their careers with controversies:

1. S. Sreesanth

S. Sreesanth
S. Sreesanth. (Photo Source: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Sreesanth proved until he played competitive cricket that he was controversy’s favourite child. He arrived in international cricket for Team India as a quick bowler. The 37-year-old reaped out lots of success on the cricket field and hit the headlines on numerous occasions with his performances. But more than his on-field performance, he hogged the spotlight due to his controversies.

The biggest in all of them was the IPL spot-fixing scandal when the37-year-old was playing for Rajasthan Royals. And, he was accused to be one of the culprits to have done such corrupt activity related to the game. The fans were shocked that their idol could have committed such thing for money which is against the rules of the game. Afterwards, he was handed with a lifetime ban from BCCI from playing cricket. However, later on, he was set free from all the claims on the base of no proofs available.

Earlier, he had attracted a big controversy after Harbhajan Singh slapped him while customary handshake after match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians came to its end. As per reports, Sreesanth something that Harbhajan found offensive and lost his cool over his former national teammate.