From Shane Warne to Kevin Pietersen: 5 cricketers who support Chelsea FC
First Published 22, Nov 2020, 12:16 PM
Chelsea are one of the most successful football clubs in England, having won six Premier League titles, and are also a UEFA Champions League winner. The London-based club is one of the biggest football clubs, with a large number of top players, leading to a good fan base.
When it comes to one of the most successful clubs in English football, numerous names come to one's mind, including Manchester United and Liverpool. Meanwhile, Chelsea is one such club that holds a rich history and is one of the top-rated clubs in England, having won six Premier League titles and are a UEFA Champions League winner.
Traditionally, Chelsea have had a considerable fan base, which has been on the rise of late. In fact, sportspersons from across the field, too, are fascinated towards the club and are declared supporters of the same, as we take a look at five cricketers, who support the London-based club.
Kevin Pietersen: The prolific former English batsman, who was known for his sublime batting and big-hitting abilities across formats, is a declared fan of the club. He is friends with club legends like Ashley Cole, John Terry and current head coach Frank Lampard. In fact, Pietersen had also undergone his rehabilitation at the club, while he was recovering from his Achilles tendon injury.
Dale Steyn: The deadly South African speargun, Dale Steyn, too, is a die-hard fan of the club. When former South African legends Gary Kirsten and Allan Donald visited the club some time back, they had declared the same, as the club's Twitter handle had confirmed it too. Furthermore, Steyn has visited Stamford Bridge on numerous occasions, to catch the live action of Chelsea's play.
Curran brothers: That makes it four. The current all-round brothers of English cricket, Tom and Sam Curran, too, share a brotherly bond, as they have their support for the club. According to the club's website, "The cricketing brothers played a football game every morning, during their Surrey training days when they were plying their trade under another Chelsea fan, Alec Stewart." Wow!
Shane Warne: It's intriguing to see an Australian developing a fondness for a football club in England. Nonetheless, legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne, too, happens to be a fan of The Blues. He has been a fan of the club since 1989. As for how he became the fan, Warne explained, "I had caught the train from Bristol to London and was on the tube when some guy with a Chelsea scarf and Chelsea stuff all over him came up to me and said 'who do you support?' I looked at him, and in his hand, he had a big knife - a bit like the one Paul Hogan had in Crocodile Dundee when he says 'that's a knife' - so I said 'I support Chelsea'. And ever since then, I have been too scared to support anyone else." Whoops! Not sure what should we say about that, but I guess Chelsea are fortunate here.