After retiring from cricket, cricketers tend to move their careers from playing on the field to coaching or commentating during the game. However, few cricketers took a different route than the usual one and shook the whole world. This article features the list of those five cricketers who chose a different profession after retiring from cricket. They are as follows:
The legendary Australian fast bowler who usually used to bowl at a speed of more than 140 kilometers per hour turned out to be a theatre and music artist after retiring from cricket. Brett Lee, who retired with 690 wickets under his name, became the co-host of the show titled Gateway alongside Jesinta Campbell. He had also tried his abilities in the acting world with a movie titled Unindian in the Bollywood industry.
Being one of the top all-rounders of the England Cricket Team, Andrew Flintoff shook the whole world after he decided to enter into the ring as a boxer post-retirement. He smashed over 7,000 international runs and grabbed 400 wickets, but Flintoff then chose to don his boxing gloves and try his luck in the world of boxing.
No one would have thought that the 6 feet 7 inches tall cricketer Curtly Ambrose will decide to try his hands on the guitar after leaving the ball. Retiring with more than 600 wickets under his belt, Curtly then went on to become one of the greatest bass players. He was a part of three bands titled Antiguan Soca, Reggae Band, and Dread & the Baldhead.
The famous English cricketer named as Mike Brearley turned out to be a writer after he ended his cricketing career on a golden note. Being one of the most excellent captains, he led his side to victory in 17 out of 31 Test matches in which he featured as a captain. Post-retirement, he even became the President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
India’s World Cup T20 2007 hero Joginder Sharma became a cop after stepping away from the game of cricket. Recently, his story went viral. In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India’s Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.