Cricketers fighting with their respective boards haven’t been new. In this report, we will have a look on the five cricketers whose career ended because of a fight with their national boards. There have been issues between the boards and the players over various issues. Although, many times the issues get resolved, sometimes, they may take a turn for the bad. The impact of these results in poor team unity, individual differences among members, and many more.
However, the consequences have been serious in some cases. So much so, that few players’ careers have ended as a result of a disturbing state between the cricketers and their boards.
Well, a recent example of this saga is the Ambati Rayudu case. Rayudu’s international career has now ended and it almost seems a rare possibility that he’ll don the Indian colours ever.
Let’s take a look at five cricketers whose fight with the board ended their cricketing careers.
Five Cricketers Whose Fight With Their Board Ruined Their Career
The first among the five cricketers is Gautam Gambhir. He is one of the best Indian cricketers ever. His contribution to Indian cricket has been equally significant. No Indian fan can forget his innings in the final match of T20 World cup 2007 and the ODI world cup 2011. He has also had a mesmerizing Test career which includes a few records.
All those efforts would have helped him to bag at least a couple of chances more. But, his rift with the then Indian captain MS Dhoni ad surfaced publically and neither Dhoni nor the board allowed him to compete again in a senior game at least until Dhoni was the captain.
Instead, they gave chances to Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The duo went on to score runs consistently and cemented their place in the team.
Gambhir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on 3rd December 2018. Gambhir went on to score 112 in his final innings, his 43rd century in first-class cricket.