What was started as a gentlemen’s game including of just a couple of teams, cricket has gone on to develop as one of the most popular sport in the world. The fan following of the game has grown considerably over the last couple of decades, especially in India since India’s historic Cricket World Cup win in 1983.
The sport has developed some of the greatest sportsperson in the world, such as Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Don Bradman to name a few. The growth in popularity of the game has not made the cricket fans crazy about the game, but also the sportspersons from various sports have fallen in love with the game.
There have been a number of sportsperson who have followed the game closely and still loves beside playing their own first love sport. Today in this article, we take a look at 4 popular sportsperson from other sports who love cricket.
Usain Bolt is a name that is unknown to a very few. Known as the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt has been very vocal about his love of cricket. Bolt had revealed during an interview that he had two options to choose his career, either cricket or athletics. But he revealed that his father suggested him of athletics. He even made a post a couple of years back saying that cricket was his first love.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
The 2nd player in our list today is none other than India’s Olympic Silver Medalist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. Rathore is India’s shooting sensation but was born in a country that loves cricket. He used to play cricket during his school days but instead take-up shooting as his career.
English Premier League’s club Liverpool’s midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Chamberlain initially started his life as a cricketer in the English domestic cricket scenes playing for Hampshire and when he was offer to take the trial as a full-time opportunity, Chamberlain instead decided to take up Football instead and today he plays for England’s one of the most successful club Liverpool.
The 4th sportsperson who is really in love of the game in England football team’s striker and star centre-forward Harry Kane who also plays for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Kane has been several times captured playing the game of bat and ball during his free time from football. Harry Kane has several times openly expressed his love for the game. He is a big of former Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli.