From Shane Warne to Chris Gayle, 5 cricketers who became infamous for involvement in sex scandal
First Published Nov 28, 2020, 4:05 PM IST
Cricketers might play the sport which is played by gentlemen, but not all cricketers are gentlemen when it comes to cricket. To date, a number of cricketers have been infamous for doing some controversial stuff, while one of them involves sex scandals.
Cricket is referred to as the gentlemen's sport, as the cricketers playing it are also believed to be one of the most humble gentlemen on the planet. Nonetheless, not everyone is the same.
Numerous cricketers are famous for getting involved in controversies. However, what really affects and tarnishes their image and reputation is involvement in a sex scandal.
To date, several cricketers have been on the receiving end for the same, and have been labelled with numerous controversial terms. In the same light, we take a look at the ones who were notorious for the involvement in sex scandals.
Shane Warne: We start the list with the Australian spin legend, who is known to be the most controversial one and has a lustful taste. He once got naughty with a couple of models while he was in Hampshire on county cricket duty. One of the models from the incident said, "Shane blew our minds. He was so fit. I'd give him top marks for more than satisfying us." He was also alleged to be flirting with a Melbourne stripper, while he even abused a British nurse, besides reportedly having numerous extramarital affairs. Pornstar Valerie Fox also alleged Warne for hitting her, only to be cleared later.
Chris Gayle: The big Jamaican and the so-called 'Universe Boss', Chris Gayle is also famous for his naughtiness. He was famous for flirting with an Australian TV presenter on air. Also, he is a party animal, as he once supposedly took three British women to his hotel room while he was on national duty during the 2012 ICC World Cup in Sri Lanka. However, timely the Windies bodyguards intervened on time and saved him from being heavily sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Kevin Pietersen: Don't let his looks befool you, as he usually likes to get kinky with naughty women. It was some time back when he had an affair with, Vanessa Nimmo, a participant in South Africa's reality show 'Big Brother'. Although things did not last long between the two, the reason Vanessa gave was "Kevin was desperate for sex and kept pestering me all day. I certainly wasn't hit for six by his performance."
Shahid Afridi: Now, this might baffle us all, as to how a humble man like Afridi could feature in this list? Nonetheless, here it goes. While he was about to fly to Singapore for a tournament, he, along with a teammate, was reportedly caught red-handed with a couple of women in his Karachi hotel room. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was left with no choice but to penalise him for his stupid actions, as he was dropped from the 2000 ICC Champions Trophy squad. Well, it certainly did change him for good.
Herschelle Gibbs: The South African batsman is already infamous for his alleged match-fixing involvement in India. However, that's not all, as he had revealed in his autobiography (To The Point) that he liked to do naughty stuff. At an example, he explains, "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 another case, he writes, "Two beds, two cricketers and three women. One of them wasn't all that keen, though; she just lay on the bed. Which was fine – there was enough for everyone. The other two girls, however, more than made a go of it." Well....we won't comment any further on that.