Jesse Ryder gets in character for Saturday


Cricket’s bad boy is back in trouble again.

Jesse Ryder faces a likely multiple-match suspension and heavy fine after an expletive-laced outburst when given out playing for the Otago Volts in their Plunket Shield match against the Northern Knights in Hamilton on Saturday.

The former Black Caps star swore loudly and frequently when walking off the field after being dismissed in Otago’s second innings.

“F***ing sh*t umpires,” he said. ‘”That’s a f***ing joke.”

It’s believed Ryder also damaged the players’ lounge facilities with his bat after he left the field.

The 30-year-old Ryder has had a chequered career littered with disciplinary and alcohol issues.

Ryder is to fight Cameron Slater in a charity boxing fight in Christchurch on Saturday night.

What people haven’t expected is that in a Ryder v Slater fight, Slater ended up the good guy.

Let’s see how good he is without his bat on Saturday.


– Stuff