Scandals: Petersen, The Universal Boss, Has Been Embroiled In Sex Scandals: Cricket is a ‘gentleman’s game’ but not all cricketers are gentlemen. A day earlier, Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested on charges of rape while playing T20 World Cup. This is not the first time. Many world-class cricketers have been involved in sex scandals and misbehavior with women in the past.
Cricket is a ‘gentleman’s game’ but not all cricketers are gentlemen. A day earlier, Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested on charges of rape while playing T20 World Cup. Gunathilaka is in extreme trouble after getting caught in such a scandal while representing the country in the World Cup. This is not the first time. Many world-class cricketers have been involved in sex scandals and misbehavior with women in the past. Examples are below.
Cricket world legend Shane Warne passed away at the age of 53. Beyond twenty-two yards whose life has repeatedly raised controversy. In 2000, a British nurse was caught sending obscene messages. Khui was the vice-captain of the Australian team. After that, Warne’s name was involved in a total of 9 sex scandals including 2003, and 2006. He mentioned some of the incidents in his autobiography.
Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi is also included in the list. In 2000, Afridi and several other cricketers were caught with women in a hotel room. Afridi was clean, those women came to take autographs. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board did not believe it at all. Cricketers present at the venue including Afridi were excluded from the ICC Champions Trophy held in Kenya.
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has been in controversy many times. His affair with Big Brother fame Playboy model Vanessa Nimmo was not hidden. Later, KP broke up with Nimmo by sending an SMS. Then the Playboy model made controversial comments about Petersen’s sexual prowess in front of the media.
Chris Gayle’s name will not be on the list, how come? T20 format legend Betaj Badsha was caught with three women in a hotel in Sri Lanka. The second incident is during the Big Bash League. During an interview, he offered drinks to a TV presenter and addressed him as a ‘baby’. Gayle’s Instagram page is full of pictures and videos of women. During the 2015 World Cup, a female staff member accused him of exposing his private parts.
Former South African cricketer Herschel Gibbs has revealed several incidents in his autobiography To The Point. During the 1999 World Cup in Australia, Gibbs had an affair with a female employee. He wrote, “One bed, two cricketers and three women…”