Cricketers are big influencers and trendsetters. Each and every step of them is followed by ardent fans and media. For some, they are like a heroic or god-like figure. So, when players get involved in an alcohol issue, it gets excessive limelight and becomes a hot debate across the cricketing world. Subsequently, they have to also face repercussions of the same.
The player is banned for some period or dropped from the team for a while. But most of the time, the players get out of this trouble and get a clean chit.
Here, we have named five cricketers who got themselves in trouble because of alcohol
England’s greatest allrounder Andrew Flintoff was a heroic figure for his fans at the peak of his career. Making the debut in 1998, he became the mainstay for England across all the formats. The former cricketer was widely appreciated for his beauty with both bat and ball in the memorable 2005 Ashes series. The middle-order batsman and pacer went on to play 141 ODIs and 79 Tests.
But he had a low point in his career when he was handed over the captaincy. He had a horrible stint as captain in Australia in 2006-07 Ashes series as his side lost the series with 5-0. Things got worse for him when an embarrassing tumble from a pedalo in the Caribbean after a late-night drinking session, made headlines all over the media. Form there, his career started to downfall. Finally, he retired from the game in 2010.
After he retired from the game, he admitted that he had become a heavy drinker which became a problem in the middle of his career.