Cricketers and their past profession – Cricafe

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Becoming a cricketer is a dream for many youngsters in this generation. There are a lot many cricketers who have had a different profession before getting into the international circuit. This article presents the details of those players.


Ian Chappell

The eldest Chappell brother, former Australian captain, is also known for his baseball skills. Even before getting selected for the Australian test team. He was born in a cricketing family as both his grandfather and his brother have also captained Australian team.

Sheldon Cotterell

This West Indies cricketer made his test debut against india in the year 2013. He used to be a police who guards the pitch Jamaica cricket ground.

Joseph Henry Dawes

This right-arm fast bowler is a former Australian cricketer who has played for Queensland Bulls in the domestic level. He was also appointed as the bowling coach for Indian Cricket team in February 2012. He worked as policeman for about 8 years in his early life.

Nathan Lyon

This spin bowler worked as a ground staff before representing Australian cricket team. He holds the record for the most wickets in test by an Australian off-spinner.

Shane Bond

This bowler was a policeman before entering international cricket. He is considered as the fastest bowler that New Zealand has produced ever.

 Brad Hodge

One more Australian in the list, he was an employee in a local petrol pump. He was a middle order right hand batsman and also a part-time right-arm off spinner.

Dwayne Leverock

Identified as the heaviest player to play the game. He weighed about 127kg when he played for Bermuda during the 2007 world cup tournament. He is still remembered for the stunning catch he took at slip to dismiss Robin Uthappa. He was a part of police department in his country.

Mohammad Tauqir

He was a major talent for the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES cricket team that made to the ICC Cricket world cup 2015. He works in a bank. He played a role model for the others in his team.

AB de Villiers

Mr. 360o not only has the capability to strike the ball all around the ground but also capable of playing multiple sports. He is a National U19 badminton champion. He names were also mentioned in the national hockey and soccer teams. He was also a captain of the junior’s rugby team in South Africa.

MS Dhoni

The most awaited name in list is this former Indian skipper. His story has been an inspiration for many in India. His transformation from a town boy to an international cricketing icon has been really great. He worked as train ticket examiner from 2001 to 2003.

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