What did these 5 famous players do before they came to cricket?

What did these 5 famous players do before they came to cricket?



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Cricket is a passion that is found in every country. The crowd of spectators in the stadium is a clear indication of how much people love the game and the players.

Some of the cricketers who have achieved a lot with their outstanding performances but you may not know that there are some players in the world of cricket who have been a part of sports other than cricket.

Today we will tell you about five famous cricketers who have proved their mettle in other sports before coming to cricket.




1- Wayne Richards




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The name of the most dangerous batsman of the 80's, Wayne Richard, needs no introduction for cricket fans. He was considered one of the best batsmen of his time and getting him out was a headache for every bowler. Sir Wayne Richards has the honor of representing the West Indies not only in the Cricket World Cup but also in the Football World Cup. He played in the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Antigua, but after the worst defeat, he said goodbye to football forever.



2- Ellyse Perry




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Australia's best female all-rounder Alyssa Perry is a very important and top class cricketer. She has made a name for herself in football even before she made her mark in cricket. Alyssa Perry has represented Australia in 18 football matches. She has also played for Canberra United and Sydney Club. But later he chose cricket as his field.




3- Yuzundra Chahal




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Current league spinner Yuzundra Chahal is a key member of India's squad. Yuzundra amazes the opponents with his league spin bowling. Little is known about him that from 1997 to 2003 he was a professional chess player. Yuzundra Chahal won the Kolkata National Chess Championship in 2002.


4- Jonty Roads




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Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes, who made a name for himself in the world of cricket with his excellent fielding, has played hockey even before he became famous in cricket and his abilities were appreciated by all. Jonty Rhodes was selected in the South African squad to go to Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. But his squad did not qualify for the tournament and then Jonty Rhodes made his Test debut the same year.


5- Ian Botham




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Sir Ian Botham was considered to be the best all-rounder in cricket and was also named 'Sir' for his outstanding performance in cricket. Very few people know about him that he also played some football seasons for Scunthorpe United. But later he chose cricket as his profession.



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