World Photography Day: When Tendulkar, Kumble, Dhoni and other cricketers turned photographers

First Published 19, Aug 2020, 2:25 PM

Bengaluru: Media photographers click hundreds of pictures during a cricket match. They wait for the right image as cricketers ply their trade on the field. Sitting at the boundary, the photographers have to concentrate each and every ball. Sometimes, players take over the cameras to shoot some images. On the occasion of World Photography Day today (August 19), check out cricketers staying behind the cameras and clicking a few images. Former India captain Anil Kumble is a professional photographer. He has captured many memorable on-field moments and also has wildlife images in his collection.

<p>Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Kumara looks on as he holds a camera during a practice session at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 12, 2019. - The first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played on August 14 at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle.</p>

Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Kumara looks on as he holds a camera during a practice session at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 12, 2019. - The first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be played on August 14 at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle.

<p>England bowler Sam Curran goes behind the Camera lens during England training ahead of the 4th and Final Test Match at The Wanderers on January 23, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.</p>

England bowler Sam Curran goes behind the Camera lens during England training ahead of the 4th and Final Test Match at The Wanderers on January 23, 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

<p>England cricket team captain Joe Root looks through a photographer's camera before a team practice session ahead of the first Test match between New Zealand and England played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on November 20, 2019.</p>

England cricket team captain Joe Root looks through a photographer's camera before a team practice session ahead of the first Test match between New Zealand and England played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on November 20, 2019.

<p>Pakistan cricket coach Dav Whatmore looks through a camera during an ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup practice session at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on September 27, 2012.</p>

Pakistan cricket coach Dav Whatmore looks through a camera during an ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup practice session at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on September 27, 2012.

<p>Mohammed Shami of India tries out a camera in a break in play during the 3rd day of the England v India 5th test match at the Kia Oval on September 9, 2018 in London.</p>

Mohammed Shami of India tries out a camera in a break in play during the 3rd day of the England v India 5th test match at the Kia Oval on September 9, 2018 in London.

<p>Peter Siddle of Australia uses a professional photographers camera during day two of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval on February 02, 2019 in Canberra, Australia.</p>

Peter Siddle of Australia uses a professional photographers camera during day two of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval on February 02, 2019 in Canberra, Australia.

<p>Shimron Hetmyer of the West Indies smiles after borrowing a camera and lens during a training session before the first one-day international against the West Indies at Kensington Oval on February 19, 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados.</p>

Shimron Hetmyer of the West Indies smiles after borrowing a camera and lens during a training session before the first one-day international against the West Indies at Kensington Oval on February 19, 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

<p>Carlos Brathwaite and Darren Sammy records a message on camera during the West Indies headshots session ahead of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup on March 8, 2016 in Kolkata, India.</p>

Carlos Brathwaite and Darren Sammy records a message on camera during the West Indies headshots session ahead of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup on March 8, 2016 in Kolkata, India.

<p>Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal uses a newspaper photographer's camera during a training session at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on November 2, 2013, in preparation for the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match against New Zealand.</p>

Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal uses a newspaper photographer's camera during a training session at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on November 2, 2013, in preparation for the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match against New Zealand.

<p>Australia's David Warner with Nathan Lyon borrows a photographers camera and lens to take some pictures, during day four of the International Tour match at New Road against Worcestershire at Worcester, on July 5, 2013.</p>

Australia's David Warner with Nathan Lyon borrows a photographers camera and lens to take some pictures, during day four of the International Tour match at New Road against Worcestershire at Worcester, on July 5, 2013.

<p>Dale Steyn of South Africa looks through a photographers camera during day five of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at The Gabba on November 13, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.</p>

Dale Steyn of South Africa looks through a photographers camera during day five of the First Test match between Australia and South Africa at The Gabba on November 13, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

<p>England cricketer Tim Bressnan looks through a photographer's camera during a training session at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 10, 2011. England are set to face Bangladesh on March 11, in Match 28 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 tournament.</p>

England cricketer Tim Bressnan looks through a photographer's camera during a training session at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on March 10, 2011. England are set to face Bangladesh on March 11, in Match 28 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 tournament.

<p>Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal (R) takes pictures with a photographer's camera as teammate Saeed Ajmal (L) looks on during the Group A match in the World Cup Cricket tournament between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on March 14, 2011.</p>

Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal (R) takes pictures with a photographer's camera as teammate Saeed Ajmal (L) looks on during the Group A match in the World Cup Cricket tournament between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at The Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on March 14, 2011.

<p>Surrey's Kevin Pietersen wearing a Helmet camera during net practice, on May 6, 2011.</p>

Surrey's Kevin Pietersen wearing a Helmet camera during net practice, on May 6, 2011.

<p>Dhoni tries out the camera of a photojournalist during a training session at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on January 8, 2011.</p>

Dhoni tries out the camera of a photojournalist during a training session at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on January 8, 2011.

<p>Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya looks through a camera viewfinder during a practice session at The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 7, 2009.</p>

Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya looks through a camera viewfinder during a practice session at The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 7, 2009.

<p>Dhoni tries his hand on a camera during the second day of the second Test match at the McLean Park in Napier on March 26, 2009.</p>

Dhoni tries his hand on a camera during the second day of the second Test match at the McLean Park in Napier on March 26, 2009.

<p>England's Kevin Pietersen plays with a photographer's camera during a nets practice session at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua, on February 12, 2009.</p>

England's Kevin Pietersen plays with a photographer's camera during a nets practice session at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua, on February 12, 2009.

<p>Sachin Tendulkar takes a picture with a camera he received at a press conference after he was named the new brand ambassador for 'Canon India' in Mumbai, 06 November 2006.</p>

Sachin Tendulkar takes a picture with a camera he received at a press conference after he was named the new brand ambassador for 'Canon India' in Mumbai, 06 November 2006.

<p>Anil Kumble looks through a camera lens as team-mate Mahendra Dhoni looks on during a practice session before the start of the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and India at The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore, 16 January 2006.</p>

Anil Kumble looks through a camera lens as team-mate Mahendra Dhoni looks on during a practice session before the start of the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and India at The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore, 16 January 2006.

<p>Anil Kumble (R) and Mahendra Dhoni view the photographs on a camera during a practice session before the start of the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and India at The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore, 16 January 2006.</p>

Anil Kumble (R) and Mahendra Dhoni view the photographs on a camera during a practice session before the start of the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and India at The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore, 16 January 2006.

<p>England coach Duncan Fletcher (R) helps Michael Vaughan with his camera on day one of the 1st Test Match on November 12, 2005 in Multan, Pakistan.</p>

England coach Duncan Fletcher (R) helps Michael Vaughan with his camera on day one of the 1st Test Match on November 12, 2005 in Multan, Pakistan.

<p>Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh, October 25, 2005.</p>

Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh, October 25, 2005.

<p>Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel looks through a television camera while waiting for rain to clear and play to start on day two of the first Test between Australia and India played December 5, 2003 at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.</p>

Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel looks through a television camera while waiting for rain to clear and play to start on day two of the first Test between Australia and India played December 5, 2003 at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

<p>Herschelle Gibbs tries his hand behind the camera in Kingston Jamaica during the South African tour to the West Indies, on April 27, 2001.</p>

Herschelle Gibbs tries his hand behind the camera in Kingston Jamaica during the South African tour to the West Indies, on April 27, 2001.

<p>Allan Donald of South Africa at The Oval, London, 19th June 1994.</p>

Allan Donald of South Africa at The Oval, London, 19th June 1994.

<p>Gordon Greenidge and Barry Richards of Hampshire look through a camera's viewfinder during the County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Hampshire at Bristol, 9th September 1977.</p>

Gordon Greenidge and Barry Richards of Hampshire look through a camera's viewfinder during the County Championship match between Gloucestershire and Hampshire at Bristol, 9th September 1977.

<p>India's Anil Kumble uses a photojournalist's camera to snap some photos during day one of the tour match between an ACT Invitational XI and India at Manuka Oval ground in Canberra, 10 January 2008.</p>

India's Anil Kumble uses a photojournalist's camera to snap some photos during day one of the tour match between an ACT Invitational XI and India at Manuka Oval ground in Canberra, 10 January 2008.

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