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5 Famous cricketers who had also tried a career in football

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Virat Kohli showing some football skills before the cricket match.
Virat Kohli showing some football skills before the cricket match.

Sports has always entertained the audience all around the world irrespective of their form. Whether the sport is football or cricket, the audience is always ready to give in their best support to the players. 

The dominance of football is witnessed more in England due to the prevalence of various leagues and club games. However, from the 19th century, football as a sport was not only limited to England but even spread to other countries of the world. Its prevalence can be seen in today’s time as well. However, cricket as a sport has slightly more fans as compared to football pertaining to the interest of audiences. 

Nowadays, the cricketers play football before their game as a warm-up activity. It helps them in gaining speed and boosts for their cricket match. However, there are various professional cricketers also who had first entered into the world of football and then made a career in cricket.

There are various cricketers who failed in their foot-balling career and here is the list of 5 such cricketers of the world.


#1 Vivian Richards

Vivian Richards entered into the footballing career in the year 1974
Vivian Richards entered into the footballing career in the year 1974

Vivian Richards whom we recognize as the greatest batsman of the cricketing world had also tried to keep his feet in the football shoes during his early days. Before making cricket as his profession, he debuted on the football field as the team member of Antigua’s National team.

Sir Vivian Richards is the only player to play the Cricket world cup as well as the Football world cup. During the Football World Cup of 1974, Vivian played the qualifier matches for Antigua National team as a debutant. However, on the sadder side, his home team lost all 4 games in which he played. In 1 match they lost by a huge margin of 11-0 which became the turning point of Richard’s career.

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