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5 instances of cricketers being charged with grave crimes

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Cricket is supposed to be a gentlemen’s game. However, not all who have played this beautiful sport have been gentlemen. There have been occasions when cricketers have gone rogue and have done acts that have tarnished their own reputation in the cricketing world, something that they themselves would not be proud of.

Abhorrent behavior has resulted in the premature end of many bright cricketing careers. Such instances are not only a personal loss to the cricketers themselves, but also a big loss to country as they lose out on talent. All these incidents do not do a world of good to the game of cricket and the fans.

Let us take a look at 5 controversial instances when cricketers have been charged with grave crimes for their off-the-field acts:

#5 Amit Mishra

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Amit Mishra has been in and out of the Indian side over the years

The Indian leg-spinner found himself on the wrong side of the law in October 2015 when a female friend of his filed a complaint against him for assaulting her.

The complainant was found to be a Bollywood producer named Vandana Jain who alleged that the Delhi leg-spinner had assaulted her in a hotel room in Bengaluru with a tea-kettle and behaved in an unruly manner.

Team India was playing a series against South Africa back then and Mishra was part of the squad. After the interrogation, Mishra was arrested and released on bail. There were reports about the lady taking the case back, which she later clarified to be untrue and added she has no intention of doing so. Mishra moved to the high court where he was ordered to face trials.

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