Top 10 Most Hated Cricketers in India with Highest Detractors
India has always admired and respected Indian as well as overseas Cricket players who have performed well on the field and always been well-behaved even when they have lost.
But there have been several incidents when Indian cricket fans had to express less respect for specific players. Here are the top 10 most hated cricketers in India with highest numbers of detractors.
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1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Ms Dhoni, India’s former captain, has won all of the country’s major ICC trophies, but he has more detractors in his own homeland.
Some believe Dhoni forced senior cricketers such as Sehwag, Gambhir, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman, as well as Harbhajan to retire.
Despite his various honors, he has a considerable number of detractors in India, and he was named the most despised cricketer in the country.
2) Lou Vincent
The retired New Zealand batter Lou Vincent was implicated in a match-fixing incident that embarrassed the country and the cricket authority.
He was also implicated in the Bangladesh Premier League’s match fixing affair a few years back. This has garnered him a large number of detractors all across the world.
3) Salman Butt
Former Pakistani opener Salman Butt was involved in match manipulation scandals and put his country’s interests aside.
By getting involved in such incidents, he disgraced the cricket game and defamed his country.
This enraged many people around the world, and he was placed on a no-fly list for years.
4) Herschelle Gibbs
Herschelle Gibbs, fans may be surprised by his name, but he wasn’t a well-liked player. He was engaged in the match fixing scandal, and the South African cricket team lost its worldwide credibility as a result.
He was an aggressive batsman, which is why the opposing supporters despised him. Additionally, he was involved in numerous sledging episodes, earning him a spot on this list.
5) Misbah Ul Haq
Misbah-Ul-Haq, the former Pakistan captain, was a brilliant batter and a decent captain, but he has a lot of detractors in his own nation.
In the white ball style, his defensive batting is routinely criticized by the opposing fans, who hold him accountable for the lost matches.
Since his “scoop shot” in the T20 World Cup (2007), he has become the most hated player in Pakistan.
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6) Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds, a former Australian all-rounder, got into a lot of squabbles with his opponents and sometimes with his teammates.
Harbhajan Singh’s monkeygate incident with the ‘turbanator’ will live on in the minds of fans.
For his acts of aggression, he was transferred to the Rehab Center. He has gained a sizable following of detractors.
7) Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting, Australia’s most successful captain, used sleight-of-hand tactics to win games. He was willing to go to any length to ensure Australia’s win.
The opposing team had to deal with sledging and nasty language from the Australians, and he would sometimes utilize unfair tactics, such as bogus appeals. This enraged cricket fans throughout the world.
8) Russell Arnold
Russell Arnold had a nasty attitude and lacked decency. Arnold had a lot of disagreements with his opponents. He was purposely walking down the pitch in the 2002 Champions Trophy.
The Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly, warned him about his shady behavior and advised him to move aside. He was known for behaving in an unexpected manner.
9) Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke, the former captain of the Australian team, was a great batsman but had a poor image on the field.
He had a reputation for berating and abusing his opponents. In 2003, Clark was caught taunting Sachin Tendulkar.
He was notorious for his shady tactics and willingness to go to any length to succeed. This approach attracted a large number of detractors.
10) Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer, has been engaged in a lot of quarrels throughout his career.
He also got into a disagreement with Rahul Dravid, his teammate and the nicest guy on the team.
This incident enraged many people in the country. Winning mentality is great, but so is respect for others and the game’s spirit.