Humans make mistakes. Cricketers, below all the hype and glamour, are humans. So it isn’t common for players to let down their inhibitions behind the cameras. Today we will take a look at 10 embarrassing moments of cricketers which were caught on camera.
IPL after-parties have become infamous for how wild they are. Here we can see South African all-rounder Rusty Theron enjoying himself alongside Aussie legend Bret Lee.
Brian Lara is a cricket legend, and his image is that of a decent man. He will surely be embarrassed to see this pic of himself enjoying alongside a female companion. Talk about being a party animal, right?
Chris Gayle has stuck tightly to his Jamaican roots, and loves to party. He is a colorful personality, and this picture of him getting cozy with three other girls will surely trigger some sheepish memories for the big man.
As stated before, IPL after-parties are a wild experience. The above picture of Rohit Sharma getting too comfortable around Sofia Hayat will surely embarrass the current Rohit Sharma. The Hitman is a doting father and a loving husband now, leaving his partying lifestyle behind.
Shohaib Akhtar has been at loggerheads with the Pakistan Cricket Board many times. The Rawalpindi Express, Akhtar was flying high as one of the best fast bowlers in the word. This picture put Akhtar in hot water with the PCB, and is one of the more embarrassing moments from his legendary career.
The Turbanator has had his fair share of controversies throughout his storied career. However a picture of him getting close with a woman in a party made the news. He will surely be embarrassed to see this photo now.
Parnell hasn’t had the best of an international career, but that didn’t stop him from partying hard. Parnell was caught on camera getting close with a lady dressed in black. This gave rise to a small controversy, but Parnell has emerged unscathed from it.
Yuvraj Singh, Dinesh Karthis, Robin Utthappa
This picture has since turned into a meme, but negatively impacted Indian cricket when it made the rounds. Karthik, Robin and Yuvi were caught staring at a fan who was asking the players for an autograph.
Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina
As we have noted before, Rohit Sharma was a party animal in his younger days. This picture was heavily criticized by the public. The players came under BCCI’s scanner, and were strongly reprimanded for their compromising conduct.
Gayle appeared for an interview in the Big Bash League. This interview proved costly for Gayle. He was caught asking out the interviewer. The interviewer looked uncomfortable, and Gayle had to issue an apology to Cricket Australia. Since then he has refrained from doing so, at least on live TV.