New Delhi. The New Zealand cricket team is in India these days. Michael Bracewell and his cousin Doug Bracewell, who are on the Kiwi team, are in discussion. While batting tremendously in the first match of the ODI series, Michael gave a tremendous fight to Team India. The New Zealand team will expect better performance from them in T20 as well. At the same time, Doug Bracewell did not get a chance to field in the ODI series, and he has not been included in the T20 team. Doug Bracewell remains in great discussion outside the field as well.
Many cricketers have paid fines for drunken driving, but Doug Bracewell has a different history in this matter. In 2014, he had a drinking bout with former New Zealand team opener batter Jesse Ryder. Due to this, he was also suspended for a test. In 2017, when Doug was caught on a third charge of drunken disorder, he was banned from driving for one year and sentenced to 100 days of community service.
The judge felt sympathy after listening to Doug’s story.
In 2017, Doug Bracewell was caught by the police for driving under the influence of alcohol. When the cricketer was produced in court, he narrated a unique anecdote explaining the reason for this mistake. According to Doug, he was at a party when his girlfriend called to tell him that his pet parrot had been eaten by two dogs. According to Doug, these dogs belonged to his friend who had gone out for a few days. He was taking care of these dogs by keeping them at his home.
As soon as the girlfriend’s call came, he left for home in a state of anger and intoxication. When caught by the police on the way, it was found that Doug had consumed three times more alcohol than was allowed. The judge felt sorry for Doug after hearing about the parrot’s death. He released the cricketer only after giving him the sentence of community service, otherwise, he could have been jailed for up to 2 years.