In International cricket, the ban imposed on various players is nothing new. For some time, the international cricket has banned various players for disciplinary reasons. Some of the cricketers had to end their career after getting the ban, while some other rose like a phoenix from the ashes to make a splendid comeback to the international stage. Most of the players have got their bans due to their display of disrespect to the game and it includes both popular and less known players. But the players who have staged a comeback into the international matches after their ban are considered to be the real cricketing heroes.
Here let us have a look at 7 brave international cricketers who have made a great comeback after facing ban from cricket.
1) Shane Warne - Australia
Australian leg spin wizard Shane Warne was tested positive for a banned substance and banned for a year. But, he came back strongly in 2004 and achieved further glory in his career.
2) David Warner - Australia
After the ball tampering incident in 2018 at South Africa, Warner faced a one year ban. But the Aussie player made a great comeback and became the second highest run getter in the 2019 world cup with 647 runs.
3) Steve Smith - Australia
Steve Smith also faced a 1 year ban for ball tampering, but had a great comeback in the Australian side with some stellar performances.
4) Cameron Bancroft - Australia
Cameron Bancroft was also banned for tampering with the ball and his term was for 9 months. But, he returned successfully in the Ashes test match against England.
5) Mohammad Amir - Pakistan
Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan speedster was banned for 6 year on the grounds of match fixing and made a comeback in 2016 to become the team's main stream bowler since then.
6) Marlon Samuels - West Indies
On being charged with corruption, Marlon Samuels was banned for 3 years, but returned to the team in 2011 and showcased some consistent performances'.
7) Herschelle Gibbs - South Africa
Herschelle Gibbs faced a ban of 6 months for the infamous match-fixing scandal in 2000 and continued to serve his country prolifically after the term of his ban.