In today’s world, cricketers are like role models similar to people of any other profession. Some cricketers’ journey from being poor to scaling some unimaginable heights both in terms of success and money is exceptionally inspiring. And whether or not the common people aim to take up the same field, they look up to them and follow similar principles.
But what happens when such idols opt for a wrong path? It seems unfathomable to us at first, considering how hard they have worked to achieve it. At the end of it, when the truth unveils, all we can do is sit back and accept it. Over the years, some of the accomplished cricketers have committed selfish acts, which benefits them personally and not the team.
We take a look at ten such cricketers who make it to the list:
Former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is a custodian of numerous world records. Not only is he the highest run-getter in Tests and ODIs but also the highest number of century-getter in both the formats. Sadly, he makes it to the list of one of the most selfish cricketers.
Sachin’s selfishness came in the notice in the 2012 Asia Cup match against Bangladesh. The 47-year old was under immense pressure due to the 100th international hundred lurking. And to achieve the same, he played slowly, scoring 114 off 147 deliveries against Bangladesh. The right-handed batsman’s knock costed the men in blue a winning total as they lost by five wickets eventually.