10 Ex-cricketers in their current jobs: Inspector, Uber driver, bus stand cleaner

The Master

The Master

Author 2019-10-23 10:09:02

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SADAGOPPAN RAMESH: The former Indian batsman who played amongst some of the country's biggest cricketers ended up finding a new role... in Tamil cinema. His profile also displays 'Indian film actor' ahead of 'former cricketer'. He made his film debut in 2008 in 'Santosh Subramaniam' and played the lead in 'Potta Potti'.

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JOGINDER SHARMA: Everyone remembers the last over bowled at the 2007 World Twenty20 final! Former Indian seamer Joginder Sharma dismissed Misbah-Ul-Haq to help the team clinch the title. As of now, Joginder Sharma is at the post of a Deputy Superintendent of Police with the Haryana Police. From bagging wickets, Joginder now bags criminals. Not bad!

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ARSHAD KHAN: The Pakistan cricketer was known for spinning his way through batting line-ups. However, now Arshad Khan went on to turn his car around the streets of Sydney in Australia. Last reported in 2015, the former Pakistan spinner became a cab driver in the continent.

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ADAM HOLLIOAKE: The England all-rounder was one of the most impactful cricketers in the squad during his time. Hollioake, who still manages to keep himself in shape, has taken up Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as his sport. Hollioake has played 1 MMA match which ended in a draw.

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CHRIS CAIRNS: One of New Zealand's finest cricketers and all-rounders will surprise you with the job he opted for post his career in cricket. Chris Cairns, who was last in the news for match-fixing scandal created quite the impact in international cricket. However, in 2014, reports surfaced that he ended up driving trucks around as well as cleaning bus stands. 

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MOHAMMAD YOUSUF: The former Pakistan cricketer was one of the most reliable finds in the Pakistan team back in the 1990s. Little do people know, that Mohammad Yousuf, had a poverty-stricken childhood. Even after he retired from cricket, he reportedly worked as a tailor as well as an auto-rickshaw driver.

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HENRY OLONGA: The Zimbabwean pace bowler was one of the most flamboyant cricketers during his time. After calling time on his cricket career, Henry Olonga has taken up to singing. Well, this profession is not something new to him as it was his passion during his teenage years. Olonga is now a singer as well as cricket commentator. In 2019, he appeared as a contestant on the television show The Voice Australia.

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NATHAN ASTLE: The classy Kiwi batsman did not waste too much time in deciding a career after cricket. Nathan Astle took to race car driving, which he admits was his passion even during his time in cricket.

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CHRIS HARRIS: The former New Zealand cricketer was one of the most influential players in the team in the 1990s. During his ODI career, he was a vital factor that played a role in New Zealand's victories. Chris Harris ended up with a job as a medical representative for a company in Australia and has also coached the U-19 team.

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DEBASHISH MOHANTY: One of India's fast bowlers hailing from Odisha, Debashish Mohanty, was once one of the highest wicket-takers in the country. During the Sahara Cup in 1990s, he played a key role in India's success. Debashish Mohanty worked as an employee at National Aluminium Company Limited in Odisha (NALCO).

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