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6 stars who played in IPL and are in other professions now


IPL has served as a platform for all players to come and showcase their talent at the grand level. The competition level in IPL is cut throat as all the teams are evenly matched and looking to win the coveted trophy. However, not every team has been successful in lifting the trophy. RCB, KXIP, and DC are the three teams who are yet to taste glory.

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In the same way, there have been some players who tried their luck in the IPL, but after a certain stage, they decided to quit cricket and try their luck in other fields. In this article, we will glance at the six cricket stars who played in IPL and are in other professions now.

6.Johan van der Wath

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Johan van der Wath is a former South African all-rounder, whose good performances in the shortest format of the game earned him a deal from Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Unfortunately, van der Wath could not do well in Indian conditions.

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His cricket career was not also picking up pace. Hence, Johan decided to bid farewell to the cricket and try his luck in the world of golf. He had missed the cut in the 2017 South African Open.

5.Damien Martyn

Former Australian top-order batsman Damien Martyn achieved much success in international cricket. Martyn even played for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL.

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However, he quit all forms of cricket and is now working as an entrepreneur. His Instagram bio shows that the former Aussie player is now a business person.

4.Sanath Jayasuriya

Former Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya played a few IPL seasons for the Mumbai Indians. The Mukesh Ambani-owned franchise is the most successful team in IPL history, with four titles.

Jayasuriya owns the distinction of being the first batsman from Mumbai Indians to hit a century in IPL. The southpaw retired from all forms of cricket years ago and is now working in the field of politics.

3.Andrew Flintoff

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Former English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was said to be one of the most cricketers of his time. Flintoff joined the Chennai Super Kings for the 2009 IPL season, but could not impress much.

After leaving the cricket field, as many fans might know that Andrew Flintoff became professional boxer Freddie Flintoff. However, he could replicate his cricket success in the world of pro boxing.

2.Gautam Gambhir

Another cricketer-turned-politician to feature on this list is the former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir. The left-handed opener used to lead Delhi in the IPL once upon a time.

Now, after retirement, he has joined the field of politics and is working actively in Delhi. Gambhir also appears on Star Sports to give his views on cricket.

1.Joginder Sharma

Last but not the least, former Indian all-rounder Joginder Sharma is the second member of the Chennai Super Kings squad history to appear on this list. Sharma played a few seasons for CSK, but his medium pace bowling became a bit predictable.

Joginder left the cricket field and decided to serve his country in a different way. He is Deputy superintendent of police in the Haryana Police and was actively working during the lockdown period.