It’s a general notion that players who dropped off the team or retired, would stick to a profession associated with the game. However, these professional athletes wouldn’t have thought their career graph would change so drastically post-retirement.
Master blaster Sachin has ruled the cricket field and hearts of millions of people all over the world with his astonishing achievements. He is an icon and even after being retired, the greatest cricketer of all time has never stopped working.
Sachin has been busy with numerous activities from owning the ISL franchise, Kerala Blasters to the adopting a village in Andhra Pradesh, Sachin has made his mark everywhere.
He also released his autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’ with a sports journalist, Boria Majumdar, shortly after his retirement.
Andrew Flintoff is a former international cricketer. One of the finest all-rounders in international cricket, Flintoff has been a key member of the English cricket team. He has also participated in the IPL after retiring from the national team and after that drifted to professional boxing, an entirely different career.
Since his retirement, Flintoff has been involved with various projects, including designing his own fashion range and becoming the face of the brand Jacamo and winning the first series of the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
Alex Rodriguez stands as one of the greatest baseball players in the world. His accomplishments on the field are something which is unparalleled.
After retiring as a player, he served as a broadcaster for Fox Sports and a member of the ABC News network. He currently, took the franchise of UFC GYM and is applying his sports lessons into his business.
Calvin Brock is an American former professional boxer who competed from 2001 to 2007.
Also an Olympian, Calvin competed as a super heavyweight at the U.S. boxing team in 2000.
He is now a founder of ‘Jack and Landlords’ and has become a commercial real estate agent.
Former Swiss professional tennis player, Martina Hingis has won 13 Grand Slams in her career and is also an Olympian Silver Medalist.
The ‘youngest-ever’ world champion, retired in October 2017 and gave birth to a baby girl sometime back.
Post-retirement, she has been travelling and hiking around the world and is currently just enjoying her motherhood.
The right-handed English batsman, Kevin retired last year.
He became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 ODI runs but still holds the record for being the fastest player to cross 2,000 runs in One Day International cricket. (Source: Wiki)
Post-retirement, the cricketer has been involved with wildlife conservation and rekindling his love affair with animals.
An Indian actor and former international cricketer who played one Test match and twenty ‘One Day Internationals (ODIs)’ for India (from 1989 to 1997), Salil Ankola retired due to a sudden development of bone tumour in his left shin bone.
Post-retirement, Salil became a television actor and also participated in Big Boss in 2006.