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Indian and English cricketers with 'professions' as names

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Some players in the list are still active cricketers.


Have you ever wondered what if West Indies cricketer Ashley Nurse was a Nurse by profession in real life?! Well though it is an idea very far fetched it is actually quite funny.  

It is rarely that you come across people whose last names are that of a profession. But in this list, we have put together six cricketers from England and India who fit the criteria. Surprisingly quite a few of them believe it makes them stand out from the rest and so have not changed it.

It is quite interesting to actually think how they would have done had they been in the profession with a connect to their last names. 

#1 Alastair Cook

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 27:  England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on October 27, 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images,)
Cook has scored 10839 test runs so far 

The present England Test captain made his debut against India in 2006 and has gone on to get 10839 runs in the 10 years he has played Test cricket.

He made his debut at the age of 21 and became the youngest batsman to reach 1,500, 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 and 10,000 Test runs, scoring hundreds in his first Test matches against India, Pakistan, the West Indies, and Bangladesh.

The 31-year-old, however, hasn’t had such monstrous success in One-Dayers. In this format, he has just 3204 runs from 92 games. He was captain of the ODI side too but was axed just before the 2015 World Cup because of lack of form.

But in Test matches that form has seldom dwindled and he remains one of the most prolific run-getters in the format.

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