We never believed Cricketers are less than any celebrities, a lifetime glory, fame are associated with cricketers as we think always. Cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virendra Sehwag, Kapil Dev, Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram are always in limelight. They are always seen commentating in Match or giving an opinion on a news channel.
Unfortunately, this not same for all cricketers, some have been faded out from the limelight and ended up leading different lives. Let’s take a look at that cricketer whose lives have drastically changed.
Adam Holloiake will always own a special space in our heart. From an all rounder sportsperson to an MMA fighter, Adam always loved boxing. In an interview with Mirror, he once said, “I’ve always been into all sports and at a young age I did absolutely the everything – cricket, rugby, athletics, basketball and one of things I loved to do after school was a box. When I finished my last few seasons as a professional cricketer I then started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and from there I grew to love that while still doing a little boxing every now and then.”
A Zimbabwean cricketer Henry, who played with the legends like Paul Strang, Heath Streak etc. after his retirement, Henry is now singer, who sings for his living. Well, Henry loved singing since he was at the age of 13. In an interview, he once said, “I started as a soloist at the age of 13 when I was cast as a girl for a play called Oklahoma. I need to explain this; I went to a boys only school and they’ve got to find the girl somewhere. So I started off as a girl in Oklahoma. The next year I was in The Gondoliers. I was given the principal part as Marco.”
An opening bowling partner of Sir Richard Hadlee in 1980’s Ewen Chatfield after his retirement from the world of cricket he is now working as a driver for a Corporate Cabs in Wellington for his living.
How can we forget the smashing last over of 2007 T20 World Cup final? The one and only Joginder Sharma who dismissed Misbah Ul Haq in last over, and led India to win the match. After which he made headlines across the world. However, this Cric-star is now DSP in Haryana Police. Joginder has taken permanent off from cricket world.
Sadagoppan Ramesh, an inning opener to a tuff competitor on the field, has now entered a glamor world of Tollywood. Taking a step towards film industry, a journey from commentating box to box office, a 41-year-old Ramesh is now known as ‘Indian film actor rather than ‘former Indian cricketer. A life from glory to glamor, Ramesh acted in films like Madha Gadha Raja and Santosh Subramaniam.
A journey of an off-spinner bowler of a Pakistani cricket team, now a taxi driver in Sydney, Australia, the life of Arshad Khan is not that much glorious. One of his passenger who boarded in his cab said, “He was the driver of our cab and we started chatting, he told me that he is from Pakistan and lives in Sydney. Also that he has been to Hyderabad many times when he was playing for Lahore Badshahs something in ICL. After which I asked him his full name and then I was shocked to see his face which I could partially recognize. I shook has his hand and left. (sic).”
A handsome hunk who looked no less than a superstar Chris Cairns, a genius batsman, one of the best bowlers is now a bus stand washer for $17 hours for his living. Chris was been charged for match-fixing.
A multi-talented cricketer, then brilliant batsman, a superb bowler is now a race driver. Car racing was his passion even during his cricketing days. In an interview, he once said, “I’ve watched plenty of it and enjoyed it. When I was playing cricket I could not try it because of the risk factor, but I’m keen to have a go now.”
An unforgettable New Zealand cricketer who scored 77 runs in one over in a league game in New Zealand is not settled in his job suiting up customers at Vance Vivian, in his family business.
An Aggressive, cunning deceptive cricketer of 90’s was defined as a brand of New Zealand Team, a go-to player in ODI’s in that time is now working as a medical representative for an Australian company Orthotech.