From Suresh Raina to Wasim Akram: 5 cricketers who were arrested for ominous causes
First Published Jan 8, 2021, 12:05 PM IST
Cricketers are human beings and laws are applicable for them just like any other. Similarly, some cricketers are not gentlemen enough and have been at the receiving end of the law. Over the years, many cricketers have been arrested for both wrong and uncanny reasons.
Cricketers are usually the most humble gentlemen on the planet, as they play the sport of gentlemen. However, just like any other human being, they tend to end up on the wrong side of the law, at times.
Over the years, there have been numerous instances of cricketers being arrested and even facing jail time. While some have faced the wrath of the law for obvious reasons, some have even done so for the eeriest ones.
From abusing someone to celebrating late-night, there have been numerous such reasons that have led to some cricketers enter the wrong books of the law. In the same light, we take a look at five such cricketers, who faced the law for the ghastliest reasons.
Praveen Kumar: The former Indian pacer was known for his temperament, especially outside the field. It was alleged that he had once hit a neighbour and his son. Upon being accused and arrested, Praveen had told PTI, “It is all a lie. In fact, he tried to snatch my chain. It is a case of local politics and nothing else. I don’t even live in that area. I have two-three houses there and I had gone to see the status of paintwork there.” As per reports, this incident also led to his India career coming to a premature end. Besides, it was also with a doctor against who he was once engaged in a street fight.
Vinod Kambli: The former Indian batsman has been a part of a number of controversies. It was once when he, along with his wife, Andrea Hewitt, was accused of harassing his maid. Soni Nafesinh Sarsal alleged that she was restrained by the couple for three days when she had demanded her wage, while she was even beaten up by them. Nonetheless, upon being arrested, Andrea explained that Soni was a drug addict and often did not come to work.
Amit Mishra: The veteran Indian leg-spinner took a trip to jail for a weird reason. It was in 2015 when he was taking part in a conditioning camp, in Bengaluru, as part of an ongoing series between India and South Africa. Nonetheless, he found a woman friend in his hotel room. Irritated, he threw a kettle at her. Police arrested him and he was briefly sent to jail, before being released on bail.
Wasim Akram: The former Pakistani all-rounder, along with Waqar Younis and Aaqib Javed, was once in the Caribbean, as a few fans handed them some cigarettes. The fans later gave a few cigarettes to the cops, alleging that the players were smoking and had given it to them, as the trio was arrested. Nonetheless, they were later let go since a scientific test did not return positive.
Suresh Raina: The former Indian batsman was recently arrested in Mumbai for breaking COVID protocols and partying late night at a club. Although Raina pleaded innocence, claiming that he wasn’t aware of the norms, he was charged under Section 188, 269 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), before being released later.
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