A career in media is one of the most popular options for cricketers after retiring from the game. As the journalism sector is growing day by day, it has given a good opportunity to cricketers to earn good money after their retirement. A lot of cricketers have made a smooth transition from cricket to journalism.
Here we are presenting to you 5 cricketers who have gone on to become great journalists:
5 Cricketer Turned Journalists
5. Michael Atherton
The former England skipper retired in 2001 and slipped easily into the media. Since his retirement, Atherton has carved out a successful career in the media. He was a journalist for The Sunday Telegraph and succeeded Christopher Martin-Jenkins as The Times cricket correspondent in May 2008.
In March 2010, Atherton was recognized for his work as a journalist by being named Sports Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. Talking about his playing career, he played 115 tests and scored 7,728 runs at 37.69 batting average. He played 54 ODI matches and made 1,791 runs at 35.11 average.