Five Cricketers Who Started Their Career As Batsmen But Now They're Are Successful Bowlers
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Five Cricketers Who Started Their Career As Batsmen But Now They’re Are Successful Bowlers

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We know many batsmen like Steve Smith, who started his career as a spin bowler but now he is one of the best batsmen of the modern world. He gradually worked on his skills by becoming the leading scorer of Australia. But do you know the players present in world cricket who started their career as a batsman, but they got fame as a bowler?

There have been a lot of players who gave up their dreams with the bat only to realize their maximum potential with the ball. They have created a huge impact with the ball in hand at the highest level.

Here are the Five Cricketers Who Started Their Career As Batsmen But Now They’re Are Successful Bowlers

Ajit Agarkar:

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Ajit Agarkar (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Former cricketer Ajit Agarkar is counted among one of the best fast bowlers, but surprisingly, he started his career as the batsman. He has achieved something that even Sachin Tendulkar hasn’t with the bat. The former Indian fast bowler has etched his name on the honours board at Lord’s after he scored a century in 2002. That was his only fifty-plus score in Test cricket.

In age-group level competition, the Mumbai-born cricketer constantly collected runs with his willow. After developing as a batsman, he shifted focus to bowling to become an all-rounder and then, his journey started as a bowler.

The right-arm pacer, who made the ODI and Test debut in 1998, was the prominent bowler for Indian until the early 2000s. Overall, he picked up 349 wickets in international cricket.

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