Doping offenses have now become one of the most common things in sports. While natural fitness is the way to keep themselves in shape, some athletes or cricketers use the use of illegal drugs to do the same. As a result, they end up losing some precious years of their careers.
The cricket boards definitely decided to use illicit drugs, and struck long bans as penalties. Not only do talented cricketers end up losing a few years of their professional careers, but also their reputation, which hinders their chances of returning. Over the years, a few too many men have become the victims of drug abuse.
We look at ten famous cricketers who have abolished a ban on doping violations:
Former Sri Lanka starting batsman Upul Tharanga was undoubtedly a capable starting candidate and played almost 300 matches for the national team during his 14-year career. Upul Tharanga’s strongest tackle was one day international cricket, in which he made almost 7000 runs in 235 matches. But the southpaw found himself in the midst of controversy during the 2011 World Cup.
Upul Tharanga did not fail a drug test during the global event. However, the ICC stated that the start of the opening batsman was not intentional and banned him for three months. The 36-year-old apologized to fans for his unintentional mistake and hopes future players will learn from his mistake.