The age of 40 is generally considered the age of retirement for cricketers. However, in the modern era of cricket, the players have continued to play even after the age of 40. They have worked very hard on their fitness and quit the longer formats of the game early so that they can extend their careers.
Quite a few cricketers aged more than 40 are not only active in T20 or T10 tournaments, but they are also winning championships. In this listicle now, we will look at the top five players who won a title after age of 40 in recent years.
1. One of the star Indian cricketers – MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni captained the Chennai Super Kings at the age of 41 in IPL 2023. The wicketkeeper batter was injured, but he played all the matches and led CSK to their fifth IPL crown.
2. One of the star South African cricketers – Imran Tahir
MS Dhoni’s former Rising Pune Supergiant and Chennai Super Kings teammate Imran Tahir won the Caribbean Premier League 2023 as captain of Guyana Amazon Warriors. Tahir won the title at the age of 44.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
Former Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar won the Road Safety World Series in 2021 and 2022 as captain of India Legends. Sachin’s age was close to 50 when he won the titles.
4. Phil Mustard
Former England wicketkeeper batter Phil Mustard played for the Texas Chargers in the US Masters T10 League earlier this year. Mustard won the title at the age of 40 years and 310 days.
5. Mohammad Hafeez
Former Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is 42 years old. However, he continues to perform his best for his franchises in T10 leagues, and he won US Masters T10 with Texas.