In light of the Shami controversy, 5 criminal cases involving cricketers
Yuvraj Singh and Ben Stokes also feature on this unwanted list.
The dark world of crime is something which always intrigues people and attracts their attention. And when it involves celebrities, especially cricketers, the interest of people is hiked all-the-more.
The recent controversy surrounding Mohammed Shami has also raised many eyebrows. The matter is still under investigation but stories pertaining to it have caught the public eye. Over the years, we have had several such incidences which have not only grabbed the headlines but also cast a negative impact on the image of the cricketer concerned.
Let us have a look at five such criminal cases which were widely reported.
#5 Rubel Hossain
Two months prior to the 2015 World Cup, Bangladeshi pacer Rubel Hossain was charged with rape by actress Naznin Akter Happy. Happy filed a complaint against Hossain –who was part of the 15-member Bangladeshi squad for the 2015 World Cup – of 'rape' and a 'false promise of marriage'.
As a result, Hossain was arrested but later granted bail until the end of the World Cup. However, following the right-armer’s match-winning performance against England in the World Cup, Happy withdrew the charges.