Fight Club! These cricketers were involved in ugly bar brawls

Updated: 24 April, 2020 12:42 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Monty Panesar

    Monty Panesar - August 2013: England cricketer went on to party into the night after England's Ashes victory against Australia. The spinner was drunk at a nightclub and had been bothering a few women. He was then thrown out of the club, but not before he went onto the promenade above and began peeing on the bouncers. They chased him down and caught him at a pizza place. He was fined by the police for his indecent behaviour. (Pic/ AFP)

  • Ben Stokes

    Ben Stokes - September 2017: The star England all-rounder, along with cricketer Alex Hales, got involved in a street brawl following an ODI against West Indies in 2017 with two other men. Due to injuries, Stokes went on to miss out on the Ashes series as well as a Test against India. In 2018, the court charged Stokes and the other men with affray and was acquitted in August that year.

  • David Warner

    David Warner - June 2013: The incident involving Warner reportedly took place in a Birmingham bar in the early hours of Sunday morning following the Champions Trophy match between England and Australia, which the latter lost by 48 runs. The player in question is reported to be Joe Root from England. Pic/ AFP

  • Indian cricketers

    Indian cricketers - July 2010: India cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Piyush Chawla, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma and Ashish Nehra were served show-cause notices by the BCCI following reports of a bar brawl in St Lucia after India's exit from the World Twenty20 in the West Indies. In a statement later to BCCI, Jadeja said: I had gone to the restaurant (pub) for dinner along with other Indian team members. Some guests, which I presume were of Indian origin from the USA, had also come there and started abusing us.' Though Nehra later denied the incident, team manager Ranjib Biswal admitted “there was an argument because the boys, who went there (to the pub) for dinner, were harassed by some Indian fans

  • Andrew Symonds

    Andrew Symonds - November 2006: Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds admitted to suffering from stress-related issues after it was reported that he was engaged in a drunken brawl with one of the patrons at a Brisbane bar who wanted to click a picture with him. Symonds was at the pub celebrating Australia's 149-run win over New Zealand in the first Test earlier in the day. Cricket Australia, however, later cleared Symonds following an investigation into the matter

  • Jesse Ryder

    Jesse Ryder - March 2013: The left-handed New Zealand batsman was beaten up outside a bar in Christchurch due to which he suffered a fractured skull and serious internal injuries. Ryder was reportedly involved in an altercation with up to three people outside Aikmans bar in the suburb of Merivale. He was then assaulted by one of the groups who followed him towards the car park of a nearby McDonald'ss. The Kiwi was induced coma post the attack but recovered sooner than expected

  • Ricky Ponting

    Ricky Ponting - March 1998: Ricky Ponting was fined by the Australian Cricket Board over an incident in a Kolkata nightclub during the tour to India. He was reportedly thrown out of the premises for allegedly misbehaving with women guests

  • Ricky Ponting

    Ricky Ponting - January 1999: Ponting was suspended by the Australian Cricket Board after a punch-up in a Sydney bar left him unconscious and with a black eye. He later told reporters that he could not recollect what had happened but assured he would work on solving his drinking problem. 'On occasions, I have drunk too much and got myself into situations I don't intend to be in, but I have ended up in them,' Ponting later said

  • Chris Cairns

    Chris Cairns - February 2003: New Zealand cricketers were allegedly involved in a brawl outside a nightclub in Durban on the sidelines of the World Cup. All-rounder Chris Cairns was said to have been felled by a punch and suffered a cut across his mouth even as other players were shoved around. Security guards accompanying the team whisked the players away to safety

  • David Hookes

    David Hookes - January 2004: Former Australia batsman David Hookes died after suffering head injuries in a fight outside a Melbourne pub. The 48-year-old, who played 23 Tests from 1977-86, was coach of Victoria and was drinking with his players after their win over South Australia in a one-day game. He allegedly got into a fight with one of the pub’s bouncers. He was later revived by paramedics but never regained consciousness

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About The Gallery

England cricketer Monty Panesar, who was involved in a nightclub bar fiasco, celebrates his birthday today. We look at cricketers who have been part of similar scenarios in nightclubs

First Published: 25 April, 2018 06:00 IST