5 cricketers who took up unusual jobs after retirement
Post-retirement life can take on a completely different hue for some cricketers, as this list shows.
In the past we have seen many cricketers take up off-beat professions after retirement. For example, English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff became a professional boxer after he retired from cricket.
But there are situations where cricketers have chosen professions not related to sports at all. Joginder Sharma, who bowled the historic last over in the final of the inaugural World T20 back in 2007, became a police officer in Haryana after his retirement. On the other hand Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya has served as a Member of Parliament for the Matara District in the Asian Island.
Here, we take a look at five players who chose unusual jobs after retiring from cricket:
1. Arshad Khan (cab driver)
Arshad Khan had a bit of a roller-coaster career. The Pakistani off-break bowler represented the green outfit in nine Tests, picking up 32 wickets. He was first picked for the West Indies tour back in 1997-98, and he also played the following year for the team which won the Asian Test Championship in Dhaka against Sri Lanka.
Until 2001 Arshad was a regular player in the Pakistani squad, but he was subsequently dropped after which he returned to domestic cricket.
He was again called back in 2005 for the one-day international series against England, where he bowled economically. But after that, he could not establish himself in the playing XI on a permanent basis.
After his retirement, Arshad relocated to Australia and became a cab driver.