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Cricket cannot be deemed as a lifetime job. The average life span of a cricketer is 8-10 years. Some players decide to retire at an early age but some keep fit themselves to play for the long run. And some prefer to go for an alternative career in sports like coaching, commentary and cricket administration respectively.
Besides, multiple cricketers had gone beyond sports to meet the requirements. Subsequently, they also become successful in their respective careers after bidding adieu to gentleman’s game cricket.
Here, let us look at those five cricketers who preferred for a different profession after announcing their retirement:
The former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan is now the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was one of the best players which the world cricket had witnessed. Under his captaincy, Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup.
The cricketer-turned-politician had a 20-year long career in cricket. He is among one of the most successful captains of Pakistan.
The legendary cricketer-turned-politician retired from cricket in 1992. In 1996, he founded his political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf which roughly means ‘Pakistan Movement for Justice’ and eventually he became party’s patron.
Currently, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran had played 88 Test and 175 ODIs for Pakistan.