5 Most Angry Cricketers In The World At The Moment: No team sport in the world is known for its gentlemanlike and amicable nature among opposition as much as cricket is. Amongst the initial thoughts in the minds of the fans about cricket is that it is a gentleman’s game, something which cricket fans take pride in, as opposed to seeing acts of ultra-aggression and physicality in other sports.
However, just like a class of mostly genial students includes a few naughty ones, there are some cricketers who have brought the reputation of the game and themselves and its spirit in disrepute with their acts of anger and aggression.
Here are 5 most angry cricketers in the world currently:
Shakib Al Hasan
The title for the most angry cricketer in the world goes to Shakib Al Hasan, undoubtedly. Bangladesh’s greatest-ever cricketer, Shakib Al Hasan, comes with an aura of hyper-aggression and anger. Shakib wears his emotions on his sleeve, a bit too much. From shouting at his own teammates on the field, Shakib has gone on to threaten the umpires and misbehave with them, with his acts peaking when he angrily uprooted a set of stumps during a domestic game and threw it in front of an umpire.
India women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur is perhaps the most fiercest women’s cricketer right now. Harmanpreet Kaur blew too hot last year when she directly targeted the Bangladeshi umpires, accusing them of biasing the home side, Bangladesh. It resulted in a two-match ban from the ICC. On the same tour, Kaur smashed the stumps with her bat after getting out.
She reacts both animatedly and with death stares when her teammates misfield. In 2017 World Cup, she threw her helmet on the ground in annoyance, receiving a fine from the ICC.
Young India cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal has been impressive with the bat so far in his career. However, there was discipline issue with the youngster during last year’s Duleep Trophy final when he was excessively sledging opposition batsman Ravi Teja. Jaiswal’s captain, Ajinkya Rahane, warned him initially, but when Jaiswal continued his sledging, Rahane, very much of a gentleman himself, lost his patience with the youngster and sent him off the ground, which meant his team was reduced to 10 men on the field. Jaiswal was out of the field for 7 overs and then Rahane called him back.
England captain Jos Buttler is one of the most destructive batters of all-time. Usually, Buttler is calm and cool and speaks mildly, rarely displaying emotions. However, on a couple of instances, even Buttler lost his cool. Once he angrily charged towards a couple of Bangladeshi players after hearing them taunt him. On another occasion, Buttler had a heated exchange with South Africa’s Vernon Philander.
Siraj hasn’t got involved himself into any major controversy yet. But it feels that at some point, if he doesn’t learns to temper himself down, Siraj might get into a stiff confrontation with an opponent who would be as charged up as he is. The Hyderabad fast bowler likes to sledge opposition batters, especially when things are not going his way and seems to be short tempered.