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4 Cricketers Who Were Fond of Playing Other Sports Before Cricket

Have you ever imagined Sachin Tendulkar in any other role apart from being a batsman? How would you feel if Shane Warne ended up playing soccer as well? However, when these cricketers were young, there would have been a natural instinct of joining many sporting activities. Cricket is a passion for the cricketers. However, that doesn’t mean that a cricket can’t play any other sport if they want! 

 With the platform of fantasy cricket games coming into the forefront, things became easier for the die-hard cricketing fans as well. Online fantasy games have made the dream of playing cricket virtually true for many! Similarly, there are many cricketers who have passion for other sports as well! What’s the big deal if they want to pursue both the sports together?  

According to experts a cricketer playing any other sport professionally will lack in either of the two and the performance level might be hampered. But here’s a list of cricketers who’ve received appreciation for other sporting activities as well. Quiet an interesting fact for all fantasy games lovers! 

Jonty Rhodes 

This South African legend has made a separate mark for himself in the cricketing world as an outstanding fielder. However, you would have surely missed out on this talent if he would have pursued his first love, Hockey as a career option! In the year 1992, he was selected for the Olympics in Hockey and represented his country. However, he didn’t qualify for the same. Later due to a hamstring injury he retired from hockey and moved on to cricket! That’s how cricket got one of the finest players in the league. While playing fantasy cricket you must be aware that He is currently associated with different leagues as their coaches.  

Yuzvendra Chahal 

After he IPL he is a known name among all fantasy cricket players. He was one of the leading wicket takers of the season and also played in T20s later. However, his fans would be awestruck to know that this man has represented India in chess once! Surprising isn’t it? You can check out his name on the World Chess Federation’s website for your convenience.  

Ellyse Perry  

Out of the men squad here’s one from the women’s list. Perry is undoubtedly one of the most talented Australian cricketers but it seems she is a great footballer as well. She made her debut at the age of 17 in cricketing fraternity. Soon after joining cricket in 2007, the next year this incredible woman began her career in football by representing Australia in the Asian cup. Till date she has also recorded 3 goals on her name. Cheers to women power!  

AB de Villiers 

His dominance over the international cricket has been there for a long time. He has been the number one choice in fantasy cricket leagues. But did you know that this person has been associated with many sporting activities and represented his country in the same! He was pretty good at playing Tennis, Golf and Hockey, however there was not much success that the player can get out of these sporting activities. Hence, unlike the others it is unarguably the best decision for Villiers to remain as the versatile cricket as he is now!  

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