When people take retirement, they have to face n number of outcomes specially in sports. Talking about one of the most popular sport Cricket, the cricketers have obtained several career options after retirement.
Some turned out to be mentor, and some of them execute club crickets or arbitrate other pleasures like golf, etc.
Apart from that, here are some cricketers who disembarked up practicing individual businesses after they said good-bye to the world of cricket.
The positions on which they’re working today is far away from their standards and recognition that they had experienced when they were representing their countries.
Let’s have looks have these cricketers who are living a miserable life after retiring from cricket.
1. Henry Olonga, Zimbabwe- Singer
Henry Olonga is famous for his conflict with the great Sachin Tendulkar throughout a tri-series in the 2000s. The energetic Zimbabwean pacer was considered as the most dashing bowler in Zimbabwe during the 1990s, Olonga was outstanding black cricketer who represented his nation.
During the 2003 World Cup, his government was facing a legislative confusion, soon after that Flower and Olonga announced retirement as they underwent death threats.
The chaos at that time even forced Olonga to shift his home, as he given the unstable environment at home. Henry Olonga stepped in the world of music and released is own album in 2006 called Aurelia.
2. Arshad Khan, Pakistan- Cab driver in Sydney
Former Pakistani off-break bowler Arshad Khan was an astonishing player. He took total of 164 wickets in 9 Tests and 58 ODIs. Until, 2001 he was a regular bowler of the team but was later dropped from the squad. He made a comeback in 2005 against England but couldn’t stay longer in team.
In 2006 he announced his retirement and as per reports, he is working as a cab driver in Australia.
3. Chris Lewis, England- Serving imprisonment
Chris Lewis played 32 Tests for England and picked 93 wickets with three five wickets haul. As the time passed by, he failed to prove his value and worth. Lewis played his last game against Pakistan in 1996. After being a remarkable player, he attained a criminal charge and served 13 years imprisonment in 2009. He was accused of smuggling liquid cocaine.
4. Chris Cairns, New Zealand- Bus shelter washer
Talking about one of the most important and skilled all-rounders in the 1990s, New Zealand’s Chris Cairns surprised the entire world with his batting and bowling skills and secured 218 wickets in the Test format and 201 wickets in ODI format.
He took retirement from cricket in 2006as he was suffering from joint damage, and after that, his life turned upside down.
He has suffered a legitimate disputation for the inclined case with former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi for a match-fixing suit.
As of now he is going through some difficult phase as he was detected managing bus screens and compelling vehicles for the Auckland Municipal Council as well as running his work in a restaurant.
It can be said that Cairns’ situation is the worst among all former cricketers of his generation, and he is still finding it difficult to feed his family.
5. Brett Schultz, South Africa- Economist
One of the outstanding bowlers, Schultz could have been the finest bowlers if he hadn’t suffered from closed knee fractures which eventually diminished his Test profession to just nine caps.
Schultz started his career against the sightseeing Indians in the 1992-93 season with reasonable resolution.
Brett Schultz was a fast bowler from South Africa who created his outstanding partnership with Allan Donald. Schultz was a astonishing player in South Africa’s maiden Test series triumph over Sri Lanka in which he took 20 wickets.
However, widespread damages pushed him to retire from the sport and go ahead with a profession in economics. Currently, he is working as one of the companies associates in a South African organization called Economist.