5 instances when cricketers were fined for the most bizarre reasons
- Remember when Dale Steyn spat on Sulieman Benn?
#4 Mathew Hayden – for breaking a glass door
Former Australian opening batsman Mathew Hayden was reprimanded and fined by the ICC after he smashed a glass panel in his team's dressing room. Hayden’s rage was a result of his LBW dismissal for just two runs in the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2003.
Match referee Wasim Raja fined Hayden 20 percent of his match fee, around $2200 after the Australian was found guilty of the charges levied upon him.
“At the hearing, Matthew Hayden admitted the offence and apologised for his action," Raja had said in a statement.
Like Gambhir, Hayden too was charged with a level one offence of the code of conduct, in "abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings".Published 26 Feb 2018, 17:23 IST