There is no doubt that Pakistan has produced some of the greatest names in world cricket. The likes of Imran Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Javed Miandad, and Mushtaq Ahmed made the Men in Green world-beaters during their playing days. At the same time, the nation also holds the reputation of certain cricketers frequently embroiling into controversies.
Not only such men get derided by international cricketers but also by their own countrymen. Also, at times, it is incredibly sad to see a few athletes fade away after promising starts. The moratorium put on these players has affected the morale of the rest of the players and their on-field performances. Since 2000, as many as close to ten Pakistani players have faced a ban due to their involvement in corruption.
We take a look at eight cricketers from Pakistan who were suspended for indulging in wrong-doings:
Saleem Malik represented Pakistan in a staggering 103 Tests, and 283 ODIs. Having made his Test debut in 1982, Saleem racked up 5768 runs at an astounding average of 43.67. As a leader, he had a decent record, winning seven Tests out of the 12 Malik captained in.
But the Lahore-born ruined his career by trying to bribe Shane Warne and Mark Waugh to lose the Karachi Test in 1994-95. After winning the match by a wicket, the Australian duo testified in front of the court of law. In 2000, Saleem Malik became the first player to be banned from all cricket.