11. Shane Warne

In 2003, Warne was banned from cricket after he was allegedly using some illegal substance, which saw him miss the World Cup that year. On several occasions, he was involved in sexual harassment allegations, which apparently was one of the main reasons behind his divorce in 2007. But one cannot disagree that he was an absolute legend of the game.

10. Mohammad Asif

In 2006, he was tested positive for an anabolic steroid and a couple of years later, something similar happened when he was with the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2008. Asif was convicted alongside Salman Butt and Amir for the infamous spot-fixing incident in England where he was sentenced to one year jail. Although his suspension was lifted in 2015, he never managed to back to his old best.

9. Ravichandran Ashwin

The incident which happened this season took the Internet by a storm when he ran out Jos Buttler in Jaipur before delivering the ball. After the match, he claimed it to be spontaneous, but replays didn’t show any spontaneity in the incident. He tried to do the same twice in one over against Sunrisers Hyderabad but backed out noticing the non-striker was within his crease. The umpires then stepped in to issue a warning to the Punjab skipper, who later got hammered on social media.

8. S Sreesanth

But after getting booked in the spot-fixing scandal in 2013, fans turned against him and started hating him. The fans felt betrayed having seen him excel at one point and now watching his career degrade this way. BCCI imposed a lifetime ban on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement and since then, he has tried many times to get back into cricket, only to see things not transpiring his way.

7. Mushfiqur Rahim

After losing to India in the World T20 2016, Mushfiqur posted a picture celebrating when India lost to Windies, which he took down later. Yet, fans had taken a screenshot of it and took it very personally. Although the reasons for people to hate him over the period have been a bit vague, it’s evident that he doesn’t enjoy great admiration in India and some other countries.

6. Michael Clarke

His unnecessary involvement in brawls with Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and other Indian cricketers during the 2007/08 tour was one of the first instances when the fans noticed his bad side. Mitchell Johnson also went on to quote that the Mickey Arthur and Clarke era after Ponting’s retirement was “Toxic” and he hated to play in that side.

5. Mohammad Azharuddin

Although it is not justified for fans to judge a cricketer for his personal life issues, Azharuddin was allegedly involved in various relationships despite being married to actress Sangeeta Bijlani. But arguably the biggest reason behind the fans hating him was his involvement in the match-fixing scandal in 2000.

4. Greg Chappell

Indian cricket encountered its worst-ever World Cup performance during his tenure in 2007, having exited in the group stages with losses to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He clearly had lost all the love by the time he was sacked.

3. Ricky Ponting

Getting involved in heated discussions with players and umpires, the infamous Sydney Test in 2008 being a classic example. Some fans also hate him for battering their favourite teams single-handedly on the field, which is a little obnoxious but also highlights what a dominant cricketer he was. He lost all his control and furnace towards the end of his career and eventually, he called time on his playing days in 2012.

2. Jesse Ryder

Ryder indulged in a “late night drinking session” during the series against Windies in 2009, which saw him getting dropped. He was also attacked in a bar in 2013 by some other drunkards, where he suffered a skull fracture and was medically induced into a coma. The 34-year-old’s tragic turn of events didn’t go down well with many Kiwi fans who were already seeing their side struggle so badly during that time.

1. Salman Butt

In 2010 he was implicated of allegations in spot-fixing and eventually was banned from playing cricket. Interestingly, he was the captain of the side when this incident happened. Not just the Pakistani fans, but also the global cricketing audience dislike the 34-year-old for throwing away such an amazing future into the bin.