12 cricketers who played cricket first and then became leaders
1 – Tillakaratne Dilshan must have heard the name. Sri Lankan cricketer who won many matches with his bat and ball Dilshan does not remember to play scoop shot over the head of the wicketkeeper, which he had spurred and Dilscoop shot was popular in the name of him. From 1999 to 2016, Dilshan has played 87 Tests, 330 ODIs and 80 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka, also captained many years. You must have wondered why today’s Dilshan talk? Because Dilshan has entered politics. The 42-year-old Dilshan has joined Sri Lanka’s People’s Party of Sri Lanka. A few days ago this party has also joined the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It is news that Dilshan will now contest elections from Kalutara district from this party ticket. Come let us know the excuses that what cricket faces have tried in politics too.
2 – Arjun Ranatunga Name one Sri Lankan cricket hero after Dilshan That is, Arjun Ranatunga, who played 93 Tests and 269 ODIs for Sri Lanka, won the elections from the United National Party of Sri Lanka in 2010, won and remained the Petroleum Minister of the country till October 26 this year. He also went to jail in the ongoing political turmoil in the country.
3 – Sanat Jayasurya The third name is also from Sri Lanka. Your Sanat Jayasurya This is the player who was inactive in politics while playing international cricket. In his long career of 22 years, Jayasuriya played 110 Tests, 445 ODIs and 31 T20 Internationals. Contested in 2010 and became MP. Jayasuriya received tremendous support from the Matara district. Jayasuriya has played cricket for a year after becoming MP.
4 – Hasan Tillakaratne The next name is Hasan Tilakratan. These batsmen, who played 83 Tests and 200 ODIs for Sri Lanka, joined the United National Party. Many of the party see the work.
5 – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Neighbors return after Sri Lanka, their country is the first name here, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s India played 46 Tests, 41 in captaincy But after leaving the cricket, he contested the elections from the huge Haryana party in 1971 and then in 1991, Congress ticket from Bhopal and lost.
6 – Chetan Chauhan The next name is Chetan Chauhan who played 40 Tests and 7 ODIs. In 1991 and 1998, contested and contested Lok Sabha elections from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh. Is it full-time politics and is now MLA from Amroha and is a sports minister in the BJP government in UP.
7 – Kirti Azad The next name is Kirti Azad’s. For the first time in 1983, it was part of the team that won the World Cup in 1983, Kirti Azad. Kirti, playing 7 Tests and 25 ODIs won the Lok Sabha election from Darbhanga in Bihar with entry and politics in the BJP ticket. He then won a legislative from the round market seat in Delhi and is still a Lok Sabha MP from Darbhanga. Bhagat Jha Azad, the father of Kirti Azad, was Chief Minister of Bihar.
8 – Navjot Singh Sidhu There is now a turn in this list of Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sidhu, playing 51 Tests and 136 ODIs, won Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar in 2004 and 2009 in the BJP ticket. After that the Rajya Sabha also went, but then the party changed to Congress and now there is a Cabinet Minister in Punjab.
9 – Mohammed Azharuddin One of the most successful captains of India, Mohammed Azharuddin also chose the career of politics. Azhar, who played 99 Tests and 334 ODIs for India, won the Congress in 2009 and won the Lok Sabha election from Moradabad in UP.
10 – Manoj Prabhakar Apart from these, Manoj Prabhakar contested from the Congress ticket from New Delhi Lok Sabha seat in 1998 and lost to Indian cricketers. Prabhakar has played 39 Tests and 130 ODIs. Likewise, 13 Tests for India and Mohammad Kaif, who played 133 ODIs, also contested Lok Sabha elections from Phulpur from UP in 2014. Kaif swings his hand in politics on the Congress ticket. Now do cricket commentary Apart from these, Vinod Kambli and S Sreesanth have once contested the elections. Kambli had contested Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Lok Bharti Party in 2009. At the same time, Sreesanth contested the assembly elections in 2016 and lost in the BJP ticket in Kerala.
11 – Sarfraz Nawaz Now let’s go to Pakistan. Here the cricketer who is credited for bringing a reverse swing in the cricket world also had joined politics. The name is Sarfraz Nawaz, playing 55 Tests and 45 ODI, won the elections in 1985 general election and Sarfaraz contested an independent election and won the elections from the province of Punjab. Now leave politics and lives in the UK.
12 – Imran Khan Now comes on the cricketer who also got height in politics after cricket. Name Imran Khan. Former Pakistan captain and now Prime Minister Imran Khan First played 88 Tests and 175 ODIs for Pakistan and also won the 1992 World Cup. This year, I got retirement and then in 1996, my party made Pakistan Tehreek-e-Islam. In 2002, he won the election for the first time, and now he became the Prime Minister in 2018. This is the first time in the world when a cricketer has reached the highest position in politics.
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