10 Famous Cricketers And Their Past Professions Before Coming To Cricket

Here are some facts that you don’t know about your favorite cricketers. We are managing to keep your interest and reveal about the past of cricketers before coming to the International Cricket. You know them as cricketers but before they became cricketers, they had another life and another profession. It’s not an easy task to raise yourself up to the heights of the sky, they too have started from other professions, and landed here as the cricketers!

Here are 10 well-known cricketers and their professions before they became what they are today.

1. Shane Bond:

Shane Bond

He has been called as fast and furious for the speeds he delivers. Shane Bond was a Policeman in New Zealand before he became a cricketer. He later admitted that the training he received during that time actually helped him in his cricketing career as well.

2. Mitchell Johnson:

Mitchell Johnson

He was known as an aggressive cricketer and the spearhead of Australian bowling attack. He is Mitchell Johnson and he was a truck driver and transported plumbing materials. He said in the remainder of the time he used to sharpen his bowling skills.

3. Brad Hodge:

Brad Hodge

He is one of the hard-working cricketers in the Australian team. Before becoming a successful cricket player, Hodge worked as an employee in a local petrol pump.

4. Dwayne Leverock:

Dwayne Leverock

Many of them don’t know him. Dwayne Leverock is the one of the heaviest player considered in the cricket. He became famous when he took an outstanding catch of Robin Uthappa in the 2007 World Cup. This Bermudan cricketer did the job of prison van driver before he became a Cricketer.

5. Mahendra Singh Dhoni:

MS Dhoni

He is one of the most successful Captains in the world. MS Dhoni was a ticket collector (TTE) in Railway department at the Kharagpur railway station before he was picked to play for his domestic side.

6. AB de Villiers:

AB de Villiers

He is an all-rounder in all sports like rugby, hockey, badminton and Cricket. AB de Villiers was the national U19 badminton champion and he was also shortlisted in the South African national hockey and soccer groups. He got Nelson Mandela medal for his research in science. But finally after playing all the games, he moved forward towards the cricket!

7. Nathan Lyon:

Nathan Lyon

He is one of the most successful off-spinner of Australian Cricket team. This is because he can understand the pitch so well as he was a pitch curator in Canberra. His bowling talent was spotted by Darren Barry and was drafted into the domestic side.

8. Joe Dawes:

Joe Daves

He is the Indian team’s bowling coach. He led his life of eight years as an undercover officer in Australian Police at Queensland before he made his debut for the Australian domestic side.

9. Ian Chappell:

Ian Chappell

He was a former Australian Captain and was a coach. His early life before coming to Cricket was playing Baseball. He was a baseball player.

10. Sheldon Cotterell:

Sheldon Cotterell

Sheldon Cotterell is the fast bowler who made his debut against India at Eden Gardens. He was a policeman who guarded the pitch at the Jamaica cricket ground before he was drafted into the CPL.

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