Hustle, earn, retire early, and live the life you want!
Something that all of us desire for, but only a few acquire.
This blog is all about the personalities who made a striking journey in the cricket world. We are all cognizant of these names, but do you know where they are now.
Let’s check it out!
. Sourav Ganguly
From the stadium of Kolkata to ground of lords, every step in Sourav’s journey has been extraordinary. His name is one of the most highlighted names in the cricket world maybe because he was always at a drop of hat to make the first move. However, he is a cricket superstar for his game, strategies as captain, and even for his controversies.
To know all the charms of his life, check this out “The life journey of Sourav Ganguly”We all are aware of his on-field life, but Sourav’s retirement is still a mystery. Some people say “it was planned by BCCI”, others say “Dhoni forced him”. However, the reality is a deep secret.
And we do have bigger fish to fry, like stalking and figuring out what Sourav is doing after retirement.
Life after Retirement
“Life becomes busier after retirement” in one of his interviews Sourav quoted that life has been more hectic after retirement. He also compared his ongoing life with his cricket life and said “during those years we just had to practice cricket, play, sleep, and follow the same routine for the next day. On the other hand, now I have to plan more things, add more activities to the day”.
To be more concise in the year 2018 he published his autobiography named “A Century is Not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to Success”, next year he was appointed as the advisor of Delhi Capitals IPL team.
Along with them from 2015 to 2019 he was the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal. In 2019 he became President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
The story isn’t over yet, he hosts a show named Dadagiri Unlimited and runs a school.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
You have one life, do all you can!
A quote that perfectly explains the life of the next name in our list – Navjot Singh Sidhu. You all must have seen the popular face over one channel or the other, sometimes with motivational cricket commentary, political deliberations, or hosting reality laughter shows.
Sidhu started his cricket career with moderate scores but became popular in the World Cup (1987) and never turned back. He made many records and placed in every heart with his spectacular game.
But what happened after retirement, how the face that you see almost every day over different tv-shows turned to be a part of them?
So let’s start the story from December 1999, that’s the year when Sidhu retired.
2 years after retirement Sidhu started his career as a commentator, he was signed up for commentary by Ten Sports. Later in 2012, he became a part of ESPN sports and after 2 years he signed to be a commentator on Sony during the 2014 season of the Indian Premier League.
B. Television Programs
Sidhu was noticed as a judge on the television program “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge” and was a part of various television programs like Punjabi Chak De, Boss 6, Comedy Nights, The Kapil Sharma Show and Family Time With Kapil Sharma.
He launched a website that covers all his domains of a sportsman, politician, and commentator in the presence of Kapil Dev and Amitabh Bachchan named sherryontopp.com.
Sidhu’s political career started in the year 2004 when he won the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from the Amritsar seat. He won many consecutive elections too and was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2016. Later he became Minister of Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, worked for the designation for 3 years, and on 14 July 2019, Sidhu tweeted a copy of his resignation from the Punjab Cabinet and addressed to Rahul Gandhi. On 20 July 2019, Punjab Chief Minister Captain and Governor acknowledged Sidhu’s resignation
This is a story of “a shelf full of cricket trophies and a life full of field narratives moving to Indian politics”. Yes, I am talking about the life of Gautam Gambhir.
They say “Jack of everything is master of none” but Gambhir proved it wrong by being a legendary cricketer, legendary captain, and heroic politician.
After retirement from the Indian cricket squad, Gambhir started his new innings as a parliamentarian as Lok Sabha MP on June 17, 2019.
He was the party’s nominee from East Delhi in the 2019 Indian general election and won the elections by 695,109 votes. He started fulfilling his promises starting with solving the women’s safety issues by installing CCTV cameras in many regions of Delhi.
Other than politics Gambhir is also seen promoting Pinnacle Industries as the Brand Ambassador.
“Growing up dreaming about cricket, became a part of the national cricket team, and serving the nation with cricket knowledge”.
This was the synopsis of Rahul’s life reflecting integrity towards the game in every phase of life. His journey after retirement is not less than a sensational on-field career. Rahul retired in March 2012 and immediately moved to provide training to Under 19 with an idea to make the roots strong. Under his training, U-19 won the 2016 and 2018 World Cup.
He is also the Director of Cricket Operations at the National Cricket Academy, Bengaluru.Cutting long story short, “A legendary cricketer is now hustling to produce many legends for India”.
Sachiinnn.. Sachiinnn… Sachiiin…. Sachiin…
How can anyone forget the day when a crowd of thousands from different countries chanted the same name. The name of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, the highest run-scorer, world’s most prolific batsman, the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries – Sachin Tendulkar
To roll eyes on his cricket career, check this out- “God of Cricket- Sachin Tendulkar”. After marking his name on millions of Indian and International hearts, Sachin announced his retirement on 23 December 2012.
He was announced ambassador of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 event. He also served as a coach for Ponting XI during The Big Appeal. Tendulkar also tried his luck in politics and is a part of Rajya Sabha as MP from the past 6 years.
With a constant smile on his face and persistent enthusiasm in his career. Kapil led the country to win its first World Cup 33 years ago. A name which is synonymous with Indian Cricket beating the odds and becoming a reason for many victorious moments. We all have heard and lived his on-field cricket life and journey but what about post-retirement.
So let me give you a glimpse of Kapil’s life after retirement in one stroke.
A. National Coach
Dev retired in the year 1994 and had a brief but futile 10-month career as the coach of the Indian national team, in which India won the first test match but the graph went down immediately by losing two major series in the same year.
Dev is also known for his popular saying as a commentator, people love to watch and hear his opinion about the cricket world
2. Joining Territorial Army
Along with serving the nation with his game, Dev joined Indian Territorial Army on 24 September 2008 and was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel.
3. Chancellor of University
He was appointed as the first chancellor of the sports university of Haryana in the year 2019 and Hurricane of Haryana us now supporting the Haryana domestic game
4. Business Ventures
Dev shined in every venture he funded. To make it clear, Dev is a director in nine companies and has two limited liability partnerships.
A captain who got his first kick just after one year of the domestic game. Former cricketer, captain, a tremendous spin bowler, a great test match player, and the highest wicket owner – Anil Kumble.
Want to know the spectacular cricket journey of Anil Kumble, click here “Anil Kumble- Jumbo of Indian Cricket”Even after retirement, Kumble was supporting Cricket in one way or the other. His passion for the game can be clearly understood by his journey post-retirement.
Kumble retired in the year 2008 and after a couple of years, he grabbed the opportunity holding the position of Chief Mentor for the IPL teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. Later in the year 2016, he was appointed as coach of the Indian Cricket Team by BCCI. The post-retirement journey took him to another level by adding more responsibilities to his shoulders. He is now the head coach and the Director of Cricket Operations of Kings XI Punjab.
Last but not the least, in the list of popular retired cricketers, comes the backbone of today’s Indian Squad “Ravi Shastri”.
He played for the Indian cricket team between 1981 and 1992 starting his career as a left-arm spin bowler and transforming into a batting all-rounder. His game practices and eye-catching batting styles made him the National Indian Team Coach.
He announced his retirement in 1993 and debuted as a TV commentator with the World Masters Tournament in Mumbai. Later he collaborated in starting up a celebrity management company in the year 2003. He also worked with ESPN- STAR as a commentator for many years and moved to Commentate for IPL.
Simultaneously Shastri started his coaching career in the year 2007 Bangladesh tour. Later he was appointed again as a full-time coach for team India by BCCI in the year 2013.
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“Every sports person understands they have a particular period of time to mark their presence in Sports History”.
However, These names upraised to make their already incredible journey more interesting.
So if you have the zeal to play and there is something pulling you back, let’s fight together. – Fancy11