These cricketers and other athletes dared to try out different sports

Updated: Dec 06, 2019, 13:08 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Andrew Flintoff

    Andrew Flintoff: Captained the England cricket team and was one of its finest players. Has now entered professional boxing and is faring well. (Pic/ AFP)

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  • Shane Warne

    Shane Warne: One of the finest spinners ever in cricket with 708 Test wickets, he is also a Poker player who has taken part in the World Series of Poker

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  • Sir Vivian Richards

    Sir Vivian Richards: A legend in cricket with 8,540 Test runs and 6,721 ODI runs to his name, he also played football in the World Cup qualifiers for Antigua in 1974

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  • Jonty Rhodes

    Jonty Rhodes: Unarguably one of the best fielders in cricket the world has seen, he was also selected as a hockey player for the Atlanta Olympics squad in 1996. However, due to an injury he turned it down.

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  • Asif Karim

    Asif Karim: This left-arm spinner in cricket has also been the captain of the Kenyan Davis Cup in tennis

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  • Ian Botham

    Ian Botham: One of cricket's best all-rounders with 7000 international runs and over 500 wickets, he has also played as a centre forward in football for Scunthorpe United.

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  • Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan: The greatest basketball player in history with 6 NBA titles playing for Chicago Bulls. After retiring in 1993, he enter minor league baseball with three big teams before making a comeback to basketball in 1995. (Pic/ AFP)

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  • Dirk Nannes

    Dirk Nannes: This T20 cricketer was also part of the World Cup skiing events as well as tried for the Winter Olympics team for Australia.

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  • Ellyse Perry

    Ellyse Perry: This 22-year-old is a medium pacer in cricket and plays as a defender in football for Australia with 4 goals to her name. (Pic/ AFP)

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  • Phil Neville

    Phil Neville: Played football with Manchester United and Everton, was also an opening batsman and captain of England's U-15 cricket team. (Pic/ AFP)

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About The Gallery

On former England cricket captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff's birthday, we take a look at star athletes who went on to venture into different sports