Cricketers, beyond the 22 yards!


Kolkata: Well, cricket is often called a gentle man’s game no doubt, but these gentlemen do have their delicacies of life. Life becomes more spicy when the world famous names find a ‘third-man’ in their ‘fine-leg’ affairs. We are not makinf a ‘silly point’ here, we are just putting up some of the ‘slip’s out of the 22 yards. Even though the players have tried to ‘sweep’ it off, the ‘point’ which expose them has certainly not got the ‘extra cover’ which it deserved. Let us have a look at the players and the raunchy scandal they got webbed in.

Shane Warne (2000): The Australian leggie while he was the vice-captain to Steve Waugh in the team, he apparently forced British nurse Donna Wright with vulgar phone calls and obscene messages.

Shane’s colourful character got revealed in 2003, when a stripper claimed that the cricketer had been sending her sexual text messages. Warne was even photographed with two 25-year-old models during a Hamphisre match against Middlesex in 2006.


Kevin Pietersen (2005): Kevin Pietersen’s former girlfriend Vanessa Nimmo revealed how the right-handed batsman was desperate for sex and kept pestering for it all day.


Shahid Afridi (2000): Before a tournament in Singapore, he – along with teammates Hasan Raza and Atiq-uz-Zaman – was caught being mushy with a group of young women in a Karachi hotel. Although they sad that the fans had come for autographs, the PCB did not take it.Following the incident, the cricketers were banned from the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy that was held in Kenya.


Daryl Tuffey (2005): New Zealand fast bowler messed up with a couple of tourists. A video of him showed having sex with a 23-year-old girl. But the English tourists, scared of the hype, fled the scene and once it came out in the open, even the woman denied knowing Tuffey.


Wasim Akram, Saqlain Mushtaq (1998): The ‘Sultan of Swing’ and the ‘Doosra king’fast went to a strip club called Club 69 during their tour of South Africa. They even picked up a fight and returned to their hotel with black eyes. There was also an incident of mugging outside the hotel premises.


Asaud Rauf: Infact this Pakistani Umpire was also made the most of his ‘power play’ when he was caught with Leena Kapoor in a cozy position at a hotel room.


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