5 Cricketers who turned from rich to poor

5 Cricketers who turned from rich to poor

Here is the list of cricketers who struggled to survive in their lives.

Chris Cairns
New Zealand’s Chris Cairns. (Photo by Ross Setford/Getty Images)

Indian Legend Sachin Tendulkar was the first cricketer to own a Ferrari; MS Dhoni has a rare collection of expensive superbikes, Virat Kohli is one of the highest paid athletes in the world and Chris Gayle is an owner of a mansion which is not less than a five – star hotel.

Yes, cricketers nowadays are turning out to be quite rich courtesy the franchises like IPL, PSL, and BigBash etc. There is a lot of Business and Marketing associated with the game now which has made the sport global and hence a lot of money is involved. It is now a guarantee that once you have played International Cricket, there is a strong case that you would have a sound financial future.

But when we talk about a few years ago, just retiring from international cricket did not mean that one could survive with the earnings made during the career. There have been some instances where some players have hit poverty due to their bad habits like match-fixing etc. Players have misused their wealth and also turned bankrupt due to different reasons.

Here we provide you with the list of 5 players who have turned from rich to poor with a blink of an eye:

Here is the list of 5 International Cricketers who have turned from Rich to Poor:

1. Arshad Khan

Arshad Khan
Arshad Khan of Pakistan. (Photo Source: Stu Forster /Allsport)

The tall off-spin bowler from Pakistan, Arshad Khan made his debut in the 1997-98 series against the Windies. He played nine Tests and 58 ODIs till 2006 for his country. He has also played for Lahore Badshahs in the Indian Cricket League. Arshad’s best bowling performance came against the arch-rivals India in 2005, when he got 4 wickets for 33 runs at Kochi.

According to Khaleej Times, Arshad Khan now resides in Sydney, Australia and drives Uber Taxi over there. This shows the pitiable conditions of the former retired cricketers especially in a troubled country like Pakistan. After playing for his country, one would’ve expected him to be wealthier financially, but the former cricketer is struggling hard in a foreign country to make for his living.