7 Hilarious Rumours We Heard About Cricketers; There is no denying to the fact that media played a key role in reaching the game to fans wherever they are in the world. They helped for the growth of cricket in the country and always made sure to take the news to the fans. However, much like any other, they have their cons, with fake news becoming an area of concern.
It is not only causing trouble to the game but also troubling the careers of a particular individual. Much to the same, there are quite a few surprising rumours, which were spread across the globe a decade ago regarding a few cricketing professionals.
Here, in this article, we brought you seven rumours in the game of cricket, which surprised the fans. They are such that the cricketers have to attend a press conference to thrash the reports. However, these seven rumours have always tickled the funnier bone of fans despite knowing that there isn’t any truth attached to it.
7 Hilarious Rumours We Heard About Cricketers:
7. Ricky Ponting – Spring in a bat:
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was a part of the World Cup-winning squad in 1999, 2003 and 2007 and two of them came under his leadership. He led his team to the 2003 title after winning the final against India which was a one-sided affair.
In 2007, he won against Sri Lanka to help his team lift the title for the second time under his captaincy. Interestingly, there was a rumour that Ponting batted with a spring bat during his unbeaten innings of 140 runs off 121 deliveries.
The Indian audience without even confirming the truth targetted Australian skipper but it was later confirmed as an April Fool’s prank which went completely wrong.