Dirty Pics: When Australian players brought shame to cricket!
Feb 22, 2013, 18:04 PM IST
New Delhi: As India locks horn with their Australian opponents in the first Test match on Friday, we bring you some of the most controversial incidents involving the Oz cricketers that brought a bad name to the gentlemen’s game of cricket.
From Michael Clarke to Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketers have been involved in the alleged fights and nude photo scandals.
In 2006, Australian skipper Michael Clarke was spotted in an inebriated state with an unknown blonde. One of the highly decorated Australian cricketers had stirred up a controversy for his off the field behavior.
Here’s a look at some of the controversial incidents involving Australian cricketers:
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In 2010, Michael Clarke was caught up in a nude photo scandal of his former fiancée Lara Bingle. The cricketer had to quit the New Zealand tour in the middle of the one-day series to attend his private affairs. The swimwear model Lara Bingle’s nude photos in the shower had leaked online. The scandal eventually led to the break-up of the couple.
The Australian skipper Michael Clarke had attracted a lot of criticism for his participation in a provocative ramp walk event.
In 1999, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was involved in a scuffle at a private hotel. The alleged scuffle had led to a swelling and bruises on his eye.
The scuffle had attracted a lot of criticism from the cricket fraternity and Ponting was subjected to an explanation before the Cricket Australia board.
In 2006 Champions Trophy, Australian players were slammed across the globe for pushing former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar from the presentation stage.
The Australian cricket legend Alan Border had sparked a controversy after his derogatory finger flip during a Test match.
Former Australian skipper Greg Chappell had stirred up a controversy after he ordered his brother Trevor Chappell to bowl an underarm delivery during a match. The incident has marred the history of cricket.
Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell had also assaulted a streaker during a match. The former Australian skipper had used his cricket bat to scare the naked man who had stormed into the field during an ongoing match.