It has always been a pride for someone to represent his country in any sports. there is lots of hard work in involved in the process to reach to this prestigious moment. There are many sports person who find very hard to break it into to the International Arena and retire without representing there country. One would not believe that there are many players who represented their nation in different sports. Today we are going to talk about 5 cricketers who made their mark in other sports too.
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Yuzvendra Chahal break into the international circuit after the great performance in 2015 and 2016 edition of the IPL playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. in 2016, when Royal Challengers reached the finals of the tournament he was the highest Wicket taker for them.He made his debut against Zimbabwe in the T20s.His excellent performance in the IPL made him to debut for India. He has the second best figure for India in T20s. Most of the people are unaware about the fact that Chahal has also represented India in chess before switching to cricket. He is the first Indian to represent India in both chess and cricket. His name can be seen on the world chess federation website.
Sir Ian Botham
Sir Ian Botham , one of the finest cricketers who represented the gane and the best Englishman of his generation. He was a match winner for the England team. On a given day, he was having the ability to take the games away from the opposition. Sir Ian Botham played 116 ODI and hundred two tests for England over 15 years. He was made the captain of England for a short period of time. He is among the finest all rounders England ever produced. He was the quickest to take hundred wickets and score 1000 runs.He was not only The talented cricketer but also were talented footballer. He was a huge fan of football. He represented Ayeovil town and Sculthorpe united and played as a Centre forward. He played between 1978 to 1985.
Suzie Bates, one of the the greatest women cricketer ever produced. she is well known in the cricketing world. She has single handedly won matches for White Ferns. At 15, she become the youngest to play in the domestic cricket league for Otago Sparks. She became the captain New Zealand team in 2011. She has broken many World Records. She was name as the ICC women cricketer of the year 2013. In 2013 ,she managed to win the player of the tournament award in the world cup. Before taking over the white Falls captaincy ,she was confused between cricket and basketball. He has represented New Zealand in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She left basketball very early just to concentrate on cricket.
Ashleigh Barty is one of the world’s best Doubles player. She switched to cricket for a short time period after taking break from tennis in 2014. During this period, she made a contract with Brisbane Heat to play a the women’s big bash league for the 2015 edition. She made a remarkable impact while batting at Number 6 for the Heats. She has also played the domestic League representing Queensland fire. She has never won a Grand slam but has reached the finals in each of them. She will be playing the final of the French Open on on June 11. This time she might win his first grand. slam.
Jonty Rhodes ,the best fielder ,ever fielded on a cricket field. He has also represented his Nation in hockey. He was the member of the 1992 Olympic squad but South Africa didn’t qualify for the Olympics. He was again record for the 1996 edition of the Olympic which was going to held in Atlanta but this time unfortunately he was out due to hamstring injury. Jonty has played 245 ODI and 52 test for the South African side. He has a decent average of 35 in both the formats. Jonty Rhodes will always be remembered for his run out in 1992 World Cup to dismiss Inzamam-ul-Haq. He was always known for his energetic fielding. Now he is a part of Punjab Kings as a fielding coach.
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