10 Cricketers and their Past Profession – Scooptimes

There are some cricketers in the world who have huge fan base. They earned their fans after joined in International cricket. Some cricketers had a dream to play cricket for their team and worked hard to get the chance. And there are few cricketers who were worked as Police, Professor, etc. Here we take a look at the Cricketers and their past profession.

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Mohammad Tauqir, Banker (UAE)

Mohammad Tauqir, the man who helped his team United Arab Emirates to qualify for the first time ever in ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015. We all know that, Associate nations play very few matches so Tauqir works as a banker in the part-time.

Dwayne Leverock, Van Driver (BER)

In the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Bermuda qualified for the first time in World Cup. The heaviest player Dwayne Leverock, who became famous after taking the unbelievable catch at slip to dismiss Indian batsman Robin Uthappa, worked as Van Driver before playing cricket.

Sheldon Cotterell, Ground Police (WI)

West Indies seamer Sheldon Cotterell was the policeman at the Jamaica cricket ground. After that, he got chance to play cricket at Domestic level to show his talent. And then he made his Test debut against India in 2013.

Ian Chappell, Baseball Player (AUS)

The former Australian Cricket team captain Ian Chappell also on this list. He was a baseball players for the Glenelg baseball club. Now he is commentating in International matches.

Shane Bond, Policeman (NZ)

The former fast bowler from New Zealand, Shane Bond was worked as Policeman before entering in Cricket. Once he also said that his Police training helped him to maintain the body be fit during his cricket career.

Nathan Lyon, Pitch Curator (AUS)

Australain player Nathan Lyon has been one of the successful cricketer. His record of most test wickets by Australian off-spinner made him famous in the cricket world. Before playing cricket, he worked as pitch curator at Canberra Cricket ground and later he worked as a ground man at Adelaide cricket ground.

Brad Hodge, Petrol Pump employee (AUS)

Brad Hodge, one of the underrated cricketer from Australia, has been the leading run scorer for Australia in all forms of T20 cricket. He has more talents but failed secure his place in the International team. In other words, he is the Sachin Tendulkar of T20 cricket. He worked at Petrol Pump before coming to play cricket.

Mitchell Johnson, Truck Driver (AUS)

Australian left-arm fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson had been key player of his team. He is one of the most fearsome bowler in the world Cricket. Before playing cricket, he was worked as Truck Driver.

AB de Villiers, sportsman (SA)

There is no need introduction about AB De Villiers. He is one of the most dangerous players and he can play unorthodox shots. Before entering in cricket, he was rugby player, swimmer, a tennis player, etc.

MS Dhoni, Ticket Collector (IND)

The man who inspired us all, was worked as Ticket Collector at Bengal Railway Station for more than 3 years. He was worked in the period of 2001-2004 and then he called to Indian team at International level. Now he is one of the best captain in the cricket world.

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