There is no denying that newspapers and media houses keep the cricketing fans updated with all the records, happenings, and even the minute occurrences around the cricketing fraternity. The fans are able to follow their respectable stars and keep themselves abreast regarding their developments and upcoming performances. But certain sources do exist and have emerged over time misleads the audience and the public.
With cricketers working exceptionally hard to keep their nation on top, any or every move from their on-field or off-field comes to light quickly. But false rumours are something cricketers don’t take kindly to and sometimes even the silliest of them could irk any player. Nevertheless, over the years some of the stories have been blown out of proportion and gave the fans a lot to laugh about.
We take a look at the 5 Weirdest Cricketing Rumours We Believed In Childhood:
Navjot Singh Sidhu stabbing the umpire:
Apart from playing his part for the Indian team on the field, Navjot Singh Sidhu has involved himself in commentary, politics, and been a recognized TV personality. Navjot Singh Sidhu, the dashing opener, who used to take the bowlers to the cleaners, has served as a judge in shows such as The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and Comedy Nights with Kapil.
The 57-year old’s cricketing career that had 51 Tests and 136 ODIs in it had one memorable incident. When India and Pakistan locked horns in the Sharjah Cup in 1996, Aamer Sohail sledged him in the heat of the moment. When Sidhu marched towards him and raised a bat, umpires intervened to keep the situation from subsiding; however, news began spreading that the Indian opener stabbed the umpire with the stumps in retaliation.