Cricket is one of the most popular sports across the globe, especially in Asia. Since the inception of the IPL, Cricket has become a prosperous career option for many budding cricketers and made many cricketers millionaires as well.
A lot of popular cricketers now enjoy massive fan following on their social media accounts. However, there are many occasions when they found themselves embroiled under controversies for their social media activities.
In this article, let’s take a look at five cricketers who got into trouble due to their social media blunders:
James Anderson is hailed one of the best fast bowler the world has ever seen. He holds the record for picking the most wickets as a fast bowler in Test cricket. In 183 Test matches, Anderson has 690 wickets at an average of 26.42. He is, overall, the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne.
Anderson once found himself in trouble after one of his old tweet went viral on social media. More than a decade ago, he trolled Stuart Broad for his haircut in an alleged ‘homophobic’ manner. Anderson later deleted the tweet.
Ishant Sharma was part of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s team in 2013 season. During that season, he uploaded a picture on his social media handle, which also had the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Darren Sammy and Dale Steyn.
It was the caption of the post that invited criticism. He wrote, “Me, bhuvi, kaluu and gun sunrisers.” A few years ago, his post went viral after D Sammy alleged that he was the victim of racism during his stint with SRH.
Jos Buttler has become one of the loved cricketers in India, thanks to his sensational performances in the Indian Premier League.
However, a couple of years back, his old social media post grabbed limelight where he, along with Eoin Morgan, took a dig at poor English-speaking skills of a few Indian cricketers. Buttler, strangely, also shared the dressing room with these cricketers.
Ollie Robinson made a sensational Test debut for England against New Zealand in 2021. He picked 7 wickets in the Test match and looked as the one for the future. However, he found himself in a big controversy after that Test.
Back in 2012 and 2013, Robinson made some racial tweets, and it was resurfaced on Twitter. As a result, he was suspended from international cricketer and didn’t play the next Test of that series as well.
Matt Parkison is one more English cricketer, who makes into the list. Parkinson’s old tweet came into the limelight when he was named in England’s squad of the ODI series against India, a couple of years back.
Fans were quick to take out some of old tweets where he abused the Indian team. The fans expressed their frustration even before the start of the series because of that.
Those tweets have been deleted by the English cricketer.