Vinod Kambli, the former Indian cricketer, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol and ramming his car into another vehicle on Sunday.
The cricketer was taken to Bandra Police Station in Mumbai and later released on bail. After hitting a parked car, Kambli also hit the wall of his building and was charged with reckless driving.
Shortly after Kambli pulled his vehicle out of its compound, he was intercepted by the patrol vehicle and taken to Bandra police station.
Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has been arrested for hitting a car while under the influence of alcohol. Further investigation underway: Bandra Police
(Photo source: Vinod Kambli’s Twitter account) pic.twitter.com/s1SoxnTH7X
— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2022
“He was driving his car drunk. He has been arrested and further investigation is being carried out by Bandra Police Station,” Deputy Police Commissioner Manjunath Singhe (Area IX) was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
After news of Kambli’s arrest went viral, fans took to social media to express their views on the incident and denounced the former Indian cricketer.
Ye banda sudharne ka naam hi nahi le raha. Itna badtameez koi kaese ho sakta hai? https://t.co/SVi3AdmEYo
— Amit Dahal (@AmitDahal) February 27, 2022
It’s been ages since I’ve seen this guy in the news for good reason. https://t.co/ydh9wDNg2K
— Kahanikaar™ (@vishalvkumar) February 27, 2022
— Sanjay Kishore (@saintkishore) February 28, 2022
He comes out of Bandra Police Station https://t.co/oQkXyncsHD pic.twitter.com/IoEg59rgPB
— sunil the cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 27, 2022
Panda Hardik from the 90s
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) February 27, 2022
Apparently, the car Kambli hit belongs to Tajaswini Pawar, wife of former Indian bowler and current women’s team head coach Ramesh Powar.
Back then, Kambli burst onto the scene thanks to a partnership record of 664 runs in an interscholastic match with Sachin Tendulkar. His attacking play was praised by many people and cricket pundits valued him higher than Tendulkar in the duo’s early days.
#OnThisDay, in 1988 Sachin Tendulkar (326*) and Vinod Kambli (349*) sewed a record 664 stand for Shardashram Vidyamandir against St Xavier’s (Fort) in the Harris Shield Semi-Final. pic.twitter.com/cFDc8jIfPR
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) February 24, 2018
Kambli had great potential but failed to convert it into anything substantial at international level. The southpaw started his Test career in the best possible way, scoring two double centuries and two tons in his first eight Test rounds.
A decline in form led to his ousting from the team and Kambli never managed to return to the Indian squad. He made headlines mostly for all the wrong reasons.