With the popularity of International cricket that has been growing massively, the fame of world-class athletes is also increasing. But fame has its pros and cons, if one is not careful with their actions on and off the field, especially in today’s digital era, one mistake can result in trolls and memes which can be quite embarrassing.
Here is a list of five embarrassing off-the-field moments of international cricketers who got into trouble with their fans:
1. Yuzvendra Chahal – Tweets For Numbers
Yuzvendra who joined Twitter in December 2011, is an Indian bowler. When he joined Twitter, it took him a little time to familiarise himself with the concept of how tweets work. Before understanding Twitter, he was seen sending out tweets asking for the contact numbers of various Twitter users. He was completely unaware of the fact that the whole world can see his tweets.
2. Hardik Pandya – Lost my Virginity
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When Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan, was graced with the presence of Hardik Pandya as a guest, the cricketer decided to talk about how he used to flirt and had flings with multiple women, he even mentioned on the show that he even informed his parents that he’d lost his virginity.
“I like to watch and observe how they (women) move in the club. I’m little from the Black side, so I need to see how they move, When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)”.
He also added:
“At a party, my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai (who is your interest here?)’ so I said ‘yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’.”
3. Chris Gayle – Don’t Blush Baby
During the 2015-2016 season of the Big Bash League, Christopher Henry Gayle reportedly made “inappropriate” comments to Mel McLaughlingot, an Australian cricket reporter. Gayle was fined A$10,000 for his actions.
During the interview Gayle Said to the reporter:
“To see your eyes for the first time is nice. Hopefully we can have a drink afterwards. Don’t blush baby.”
Eventually, Gayle called it a “simple joke” and ended up apologizing for the same.
4. Aditya Tare – Messing With Shah Rukh Khan
During an IPL match, Shah Rukh Khan, the Indian Bollywood actor got into a heated argument with a few members of the Maharashtra Cricket Association. For five years, he was banned from entering Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium.
Aditya Tare, a Mumbai Indians wicket-keeping batsman took to Twitter and decided to call out the actor for being “drunk” and he also went on to express his happiness over him being banned.
5. Yuzvendra Chahal – Sliding Into DMs
“That was not me it was my nephew” v2.0 🤪🤪🤪
Yuzi Chahal doing harakiri LMAO 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/XSLxdZ4DRR
— . (@AnasMagnificent) November 6, 2018
Yet again Yuzvendra Chahal makes it to the list! They say people learn by committing mistakes but he clearly chose not to. In 2018, he successfully DMed a random woman on Twitter but he forgot that one can easily take screenshots and share them on social media.
Later he clarified that it wasn’t him it was ‘somebody else’ who sent the DM to the woman from his official Instagram account.
Can you believe that!!