Top Ten Cricket Bad Boys

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Shoaib Akhtar

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Combine all the controversies that Roger Clemens, Joe Niekro and Carlos Zambrano went through and throw in an uncanny ability to sing traditional love songs and bust a Bollywood move and you get Shoaib Akhtar, Pakistan's most enigmatic and talented bowler. He could hurl a ball at more than 100 mph and still manage to get suspended and fined for taking PEDs, tampering with the ball and attacking a teammate with a bat. His talent was breathtaking on the field and even more self-destructive off it.