Remember Suraj Randiv, the former Sri Lankan cricketer, who was a part of Sri Lanka’s ICC 2011 World Cup squad? Well, his life has changed completely now and it has come out as a big surprise.
Well, Suraj Randiv, along with fellow cricketers Chinthaka Jayasinghe and Waddington Mwayenga have embarked on a new journey in their career as they now work as bus drivers in Melbourne for a France-based company called Transdev.
All the three cricketers play for local cricket clubs however they had to choose a different path in order to earn their bread and butter and survive in Australia. Talking about the company, Transdev is a company that employs 1200 drivers from different professions. These three cricketers are hoping that public transports can get their respective teams in the near future.
One of the three players, Suraj Randiv is the only cricketer who plays at the district level in Australia. He is also a part of the Dandenong Cricket Club. Recently, Suraj Randiv was appointed as a net bowler by Cricket Australia to help the national cricket team for the Test series against India during the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy. Randiv revealed:
“I was asked by CA to come and bowl against their bowlers and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity,”
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) December 23, 2020
Randiv has represented Sri Lanka in 12 Test matches scalping 43 wickets at an economy of 3.07. He also scored 147 runs at an average of 9.2. Apart from this, the spinner has also featured in 31 One Day Internationals and 7 T20 Internationals picking 36 and 7 wickets respectively.