Kohli's finger gesture to Afridi's lip-lock, mischievous cricketing moments caught on camera
First Published 19, Oct 2020, 2:23 PM
Shahid Afridi might be the most humble man in all of Pakistan cricket. However, he has inadvertently shown his romantic side with a fellow teammate on an occasion. Meanwhile, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, too, is a true gentleman, until the time he was caught in the act.
Cricket is the sport of gentlemen, as the cricketers playing the game are also considered true gentlemen. However, it is not always the case, as some of these gentlemen have a naughty side.
Although most of the cricketers tend to hide their romantic or naughty side in public, some are inadvertently caught in the act. On the same note, we take a look when some cricketers could not evade the camera when it came to their mischievous deeds.
Shahid Afridi's Titanic moment: The former Pakistani all-rounder was a true gentleman of the sport, as he continues to be one of the most humble cricketers in Pakistan to date. Nonetheless, he displayed his romantic side on the field during an occasion. It was during the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy when Afridi was doing his iconic celebration after dismissing MS Dhoni. His teammate Shoab Malik came from behind and grabbed him, as both shared a kiss in a resemblance of Jack and Rose from Titanic. How Hollywoodish!
Shakib al Hasan taps the wrong part: The Bangladeshi all-rounder is one of the topmost cricketers in the world and a legend for his nation. While he is truly a simple man, he was unwittingly caught by the camera, which turned out to be hilarious. After Bangladesh were celebrating their win over South Africa at home, Shakib joined the celebrations. However, what was amusing that as Shakib tried to pat the belly of one of his teammates celebrating, he accidentally tapped his private part in the process, while the cameras clicked it. Oops!
Usman Khawaja's butt attack: It was during the 2016 ICC World T20 in India when Australia were getting ready to play trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand. As the Australian players lined up for the national anthem, Khawaja was seen grabbing Adam Zampa's butt, as he kept playing with it throughout the anthem. What on earth!
Shakib caught in a dirty act: Shakib makes the list for the second time, as this time, it was dirtier. It was in 2014 when during an ODI against Sri Lanka, the cameras caught Shakib in an indecent act, in the dressing room. As the TV replays showed his dismissal, the cameras immediately panned upon him in the dressing room. Shakib, who was upset following his dismissals, gestured at his private part towards the camera. The act was heavily criticised, as Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) fined him $3,800. Embarrassing and rude!
Virat Kohli's finger game: The reigning Indian skipper does not shy away from being one of the villains of the sport. While he is popularly known for his aggressive attitude, as he often tends to abuse his opponents, he even has a tendency to give it back to the crowd, upon being provoked. It was in 2012 when Kohli was being booed by the crowd in Australia, as he displayed his middle-finger to them, which further drew their flak. He was later fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC), while he established himself as one of the bad guys in cricket. Evil!