Spot-fixing in cricket is a bug which has affected the spirit of cricket. Many cricketers and boards have fallen prey to this illegal activity and tainted their images and raised questions about the authenticity of the game. Here are a few Indian cricketers like Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajay Jadeja, S. Sreesanth who were banned from cricket for being involved in match-fixing.
Mohammad Azharuddin was renowned as an elegant middle-order batsman and captained India in 47 Tests during the 1990s. His international playing career came to a controversial end when he was implicated in the infamous match-fixing scandal in 2000 and subsequently banned by the BCCI for life. Mohammad Azharuddin was one of the finest Indian batsmen but his involvement in match-fixing led to his downfall.
Ajay Jadeja went on to play 15 Test matches and 196 One Day Internationals for India. However, his cricketing achievements were later overshadowed by a 5-year ban for match-fixing. Later, the ban was quashed by the Delhi High Court. Ajay Jadeja is currently a cricket commentator.
S. Sreesanth is one of the finest Indian fast bowlers ever who is, sadly, remembered today for all the wrong reasons. He was arrested in 2013 for alleged spot-fixing during the IPL and later confessed to the charges according to the police. However, Sreesanth has always maintained that he is innocent and that he was forced to sign confession statements.
These cricketers despite some great statistics are referred to as bad boys of Indian Cricket.