Cricketers command as much attention as celebs and in countries where the sport is popular, they are no less than stars! They are always in media coverage for their performance on the field and sometimes their personal lives also become matter of media buzz. However, a section of cricketers eventually shift to other fields and bid adieu to the sport. Some of them actually shift to drastically different professions post retirement from cricket.
Top 7 Cricketers Who Shifted To Other Fields Owing To Various Reasons And Met Varying Fates:
1. Salil Ankola – India
Salil Ankola made his cricket debut in 1989 along with ace cricketers like Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar. However, a spate of injuries coupled with inconsistent bowling performances eventually led to his ouster from the game. He wanted to try luck in the glamour world. After acting in a Bollywood flick and trying Soap Opera, Ankola could not cope with the stress. He opted for a rehab in 2008 post his stint in reality show Bigg Boss. He later headed to rehab once more in 2010 and got married for the 2nd time.