Cricket is a passionate sport in which each player puts their heart and soul into each ball. When outcomes don't go as expected, cricketers, like all people, explode in rage and fury. Some of them eventually resort to using both verbal and physical means to vent their anger. Let us look at the most aggressive cricketers.
1. Andrew Symonds
Symonds was a walking controversy. He was first benched by the squad for drinking before games. He was also involved in the infamous "Monkeygate scandal." He frequently missed team meetings and mistreated other players. For the same reasons, the team discarded Andrew Symonds.
2. Gautam Gambhir
During their IPL match in 2016, an irate Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli got into a heated exchange. It was one manifestation of his hostility, which frequently flared out during disagreements on and off the field. He received a four-match first-class cricket punishment due to his argument with Delhi coach Bhaskar Pillai during the Vijay Hazard Trophy in 2017. Who can forget the match against Pakistan in 2007 when Gambhir got into a significant altercation with Shahid Afridi? Later, they were both fined.
3. Sourav Ganguly
Dada gained notoriety when he exposed himself at the Lord's. Sourav had his way of savoring the occasion after India had begun to celebrate their victory over England in the NatWest Trophy finals. The left-handed hitter had a unique method for keeping the opposing bowlers at bay. Stuart Broad will never forget what happened when he made fun of Dada. Among his other incidents are his attacks on Russell Arnold and his altercation with Pakistani cricketer Yousuf Youhana.
4. Virat Kohli
The most aggressive cricket player right now is probably Virat. The Indian skipper has become more mature recently. His aggressiveness still shows up occasionally. Virat pointed a finger and insulted the Australian audience. His heated exchange with Gautam Gambhir also made the news. The most recent report was that Anil Kumble resigned as coach due to Virat Kohli's interest.
5. Kamran Akmal
After accusing Ishant Sharma of abusing him on the pitch in 2012, Kamran's controversy reached a political level. In 2010, the former Pakistani wicketkeeper and Gautam Gambhir got into a heated argument. The latest controversy surrounding Kamran Akmal started when he accused the captain and coach of Pakistan of being biased.
6. Shahid Afridi
The BOOM BOOM man was involved in several controversies. Afridi's remark that Pakistan lacked quality in 2016 sparked a tremendous national uproar. He recently got into a verbal fight with Gautam Gambhir about some things mentioned in his autobiography. "Indians are not as generous-hearted as us," the Pakistani leg-spinner added. Afridi and teammate Javed Miniad also got into a nasty argument.
7. Harbhajan Singh
One of the first incidents that come to mind while discussing the most heated moments in cricket is when Harbhajan Singh smacked S.Sreesanth on the field. The off-spinner mocked Rick Ponting after taking his wicket and this sparked the first altercation. Harbhajan was only 17 at the time. The "Monkeygate issue" involving Andrew Symonds is the most significant controversy in which Bhajji has been involved.
8. S Sreesanth
Shanthakumaram Sreesanth has a history of fighting with legendary cricket players like Andrew Symonds, Ricky Ponting, Andre Nel, and Harbhajan Singh. A ferocious celebration of Sachin Tendulkar's wicket in a domestic game signaled the beginning of his professional career. He engaged in a match-fixing controversy, which signaled the end.
9. Kagiso Rabada
The name of this South African pacer is a more recent addition to the list. All batters have been held in check by his aggressive bowling. During a heated argument with teammate De Kock during a test match in India, Rabada was angry. After taking Dhawan's wicket, Rabada waved at him and pointed in the general direction of the pavilion. His remark about Virat Kohli being immature aroused discussions.
10. Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar, sometimes known as "Rawalpindi Express," is the quickest bowler in cricket history. Akthar was a competitive player who bowled at a speed of 150 km/h and gave vicious, devastating looks. Akthar's playing career was full of allegations of controversy and unsportsmanlike behavior. For instance, the Pakistani fast bowler was not a part of Australia's 2005 Test match series due to an alleged lousy attitude and a positive drug test.