From Virat Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar: 6 cricketers and their possible alternate career
First Published Dec 7, 2020, 5:53 PM IST
Cricketers make the most name for themselves in the sport, but also go on to have an alternate career. From owning a business to being an investor or pursuing another job, some cricketers have made a name for themselves in these alternate career paths as well.
When it comes to cricketers, they make a name for themselves by playing for the nation or their favourite domestic team. However, not all go on to become as successful as others.
While some keep themselves contained by playing in the domestic circuit, some choose to pursue an alternate career to make a living for themselves. In the same light, we present six cricketers and their possible alternate careers, had they decided to walk away from cricket.
Chris Gayle: The explosive Jamaican and the self-proclaimed Universe Boss, Chris Gayle is famous for partying and having fun. While he already owns a sports bar, he would love to get into the business of hotels, owing to his love for drinking, dancing and staying in posh hotels. Don't be surprised if he does so, once he hangs up his boots.
Harbhajan Singh: The veteran Indian off-spinner still has some cricket left in him, as he has one of the most successful spinners for India. Nonetheless, had he not gone going for India, he could have certainly gone on to become a rapper. Having tried his luck in movies and signing, his song Meri Maa was a hit among the fans. Go for it, Bhajji.
Lasith Malinga: The slinger from Sri Lanka, Malinga, too, is at the end phase of his career. Other than his slinging pace bowling, the other thing he is famous for is his hairstyle. While most of the cricketers have a distinctive hairstyle, Malinga has always tried some new ones. No wonder the day he calls time on his career, he is sure to have success as a hair designer.
Suresh Raina: Raina had a prolific career with Team India, as he announced his retirement from international cricket in August, along with former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni. So, what about his next course of action? In case you did not know, Raina has a love for singing, having received applauds from his teammates and friends for the same. What's stopping you from pursuing this career, Suresh?
Sachin Tendulkar: The legendary batsman of India, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar needs no introduction. Having called time on his prolific career, he has been involved heavily with a lot of business activities outside cricket. However, in case he had to do it during his early days, it should have been a chain of restaurants. It is because he happens to be a foodie and loves cooking as well. We're sure he will have success in this department too, alongside some help from his wife, Anjali.
Virat Kohli: The current Indian skipper and the world's best batsman has a long time ahead in his career. Nonetheless, in case he had to start an alternate career, a Bollywood actor would not have been a bad option. He's got the looks and attitude, as his acting skills in the ads are totally excellent. With a little help from his Bollywood wife, Anushka Sharma, we don't see a reason why he won't fit in the industry.
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