On-field or off-field, troubles are a part and parcel of all sports person life, but what they learn from it, is the key. Some become better human beings, some choose the wrong path and find it more alluring. In this article, we enlighten you about cricketers, who got into trouble on or off-the field. To give you a proper perspective, we will throw light on players who were sent behind the bars.
We have picked six INDIAN cricketers who had to go to the jail, for some reason or the other.
Vinod Kambli: Most will be acquainted with this name thanks to Sachin Tendulkar. He had a then-world record partnership with Sachin in junior level cricket and that shot Kambli to the limelight. He was soon drafted into the Indian team and started off by scoring plenty of runs, but his alleged in-disciplined lifestyle led to his downfall. In August 2015, he was arrested along with his wife, based on a FIR filed by their maid. According to a report in SportsKeeda, the maid in her statement claimed how Kambli and his wife assaulted her when she went to ask for her salary. The maid had also mentioned that Kambli used to beat her up very often. In this matter, Sachin played the perfect friend and said that the maid did not have a proper identification proof.
Amit Mishra: Even the leg spinner was not spared by the law. He is still very much a part of the blues. Mishra was arrested and released on bail as the charges against him were bailable. Mishra is alleged to have thrown a kettle at his woman friend after he found her in his hotel room on September 25 while he was in Bengaluru for a conditioning camp ahead of the ongoing India-South Africa cricket series, as reported by Indian Express.
Sreesanth: He was one of India’s best fast bowlers when he was arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with spot-fixing and betting case. He was released later with a lifetime ban on him. This was a big news across the country. He is now a free person, leading a normal life. He has also debuted in a South Indian film recently.
Navjot Singh Sidhu: He is now one of the most preferred broadcasters. He has his own style, which is loved in India and across the world. In 1988, Sidhu was with his two friends when the duo allegedly got into a tussle with an old man that allegedly led to the latter’s death. He was sentenced to three years in jail, he appealed against the judgement after spending a few days in jail and the court ruled the decision in his favour.
Ajit Chandila: A domestic player for Indian Premier League franchise, Rajasthan Royals. He was accused of spot-fixing matches along with three others. He had to stay in the prison for some time before he got bail and walked out free. The incident happened in 2013.
Ankit Chavan: He was the partner-in-crime of Ajit Chandila. Both were playing for Rajasthan Royals and were accused of spot-fixing. He was behind the bars for some time with Chandila, before being let-off. It was because of this incident that the Rajasthan Royals were hurt badly as they were banned from participating in IPL for three years.