From Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni: 5 Indian cricketers who went on to become successful entrepreneurs
Numerous Indian cricketers are famous for their sublime gameplay. However, many have also made a name for themselves for their achievements outside cricket. Some of them have even gone on to become successful businessmen and entrepreneurs.
Numerous Indian cricketers have made a name for themselves, thanks to their fertile gameplay that has made them legends of the sport. However, their success is not just limited to the cricket pitch.
Over the years, numerous Indian cricketers, including the successful outside the cricket field. Some of them have such high abilities that they even go on to become successful entrepreneurs, as we take a look at some of them.
Yuvraj Singh: The swashbuckling batsman was famous for his explosive hitting skills. However, he underwent a personal scare when he battled cancer. Nonetheless, he made a successful comeback and ensured that he would help others with the same, as he began the YouWeCan organisation. He has also launched his e-commerce store, sports365.in, which sells sports goods and is doing great for now.
Virender Sehwag: The explosive former Indian opener was famous for giving high-flying starts and retired from the sport on a high note. Outside the sport, he owns a restaurant called Sehwag’s Favourites. As an entrepreneur, he has launched Sehwag International School in Haryana, which has world-class facilities for and is one of the top sports academies in the country. Sehwag, too, personally coaches the kids at times.
Virat Kohli: The current Indian skipper is the best batsman in the world, across formats. Naturally, he is the second richest active cricketer. As for his investments, he owns Indian Super League club, FC Goa. As an entrepreneur, he has his lifestyle brand, Wrogn. He recently launched Sport Convo, a social networking platform for sports lovers, besides launching a fitness brand, Chisel.
MS Dhoni: The former Indian skipper is the richest active cricketer in the world. From owing ISL club Chennaiyin FC and Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rays, he also owns a Supersport World Championship team, Mahi Racing Team India. As an entrepreneur, he has a lifestyle brand, ZEVEN, which mostly deals in footwear. He has also recently begun agriculture of various fruits and vegetables, besides exporting it to the United Arab Emirates.
Sachin Tendulkar: The Master Blaster is the true legend of the sport and continues to remain the wealthiest cricketer of all-time. Naturally, he happens to have numerous investments following his retirement, while he has become a highly successful entrepreneur. From owning ISL club, Kerala Blasters FC to investing in brands like Musafir, Smaaash Entertainment and a series of restaurant chains, he has it all. As an entrepreneur, he has invested hugely in the tech company, Smartron.