MS Dhoni to Kapil Dev, 6 cricketers who have aced at other sports

CRICKETERS: From MS Dhoni to Kapil Dev, 6 cricketers who have aced at other sports

Summary: Former Indian captain MS Dhoni ruled the cricket pitch for over a decade in international cricket. He is the only captain in the world to win all three ICC trophies. And after excelling on the cricket ground, Captain Cool recently stepped onto the tennis court. And not to fans’ surprise, MSD made a winning start on the tennis court as well!

MS Dhoni

Dhoni, a multitalented individual, participated in the tennis competition held by the Jharkhand State Cricket Association. On Tuesday, November 8, he teamed up with Sumeet Kumar Bajaj in the men’s doubles division, kicking off his campaign with a victory. Mahi used to play goalkeeper for his school’s football team, which is no longer a mystery. When his sports instructor noticed this, he suggested that he begin cricket wicket-keeping. The Chennai Super Kings captain displayed his football prowess against Bollywood celebs in a celebrity charity game last year. Dhoni isn’t the only cricketer who participates in other sports, though. Others also succeed at several different sports. (Photo by Reuters)

Golf (Kapil Dev)

Kapil Dev (Golf) | Cricketers are renowned for their skill on the greens. But few are as good as India’s first World Cup champion skipper. The renowned all-arounder has represented India in a number of senior amateur golf competitions, and everyone is aware of his passion for the game. He established the Kapil Dev-Grant Thorton Invitational golf competition in September of this year, which offered a Rs 1 crore in prize money. (Photo by Reuters)

Chess (Yuzvendra Chahal)

Chess player Yuzvendra Chahal | The Indian leg-spinner may be making hitters dance on the field, but he was also a master chess player in his younger years. Yuzi has the distinction of representing India at the World Youth Chess Championships and was a former national Under-12 chess champion. Additionally, he is listed on the FIDE (World Chess Federation) website. Elo score for Chahal is 1956. (Photo by Reuters)

BOXING (Andrew Flintoff)

Boxer Andrew Flintoff On the field, the former England captain was a formidable opponent. Over the years, he delivered several standout performances for his team with both the bat and the ball. The all-antics rounder’s from the 2005 Ashes are still talked about. Freddie Flintoff became a professional boxer after retiring from cricket, defeating American boxer Richard Dawson in his debut match in 2012. After that, Flintoff pledged to continue competing in the sport, but he hasn’t entered the ring since. (Photo by Reuters)

Tennis (Jonty Rhodes)

Jonty Rhodes (football, tennis, and hockey) | The South African hero established himself as probably the game’s greatest fielder. He was a valuable middle-order batter as well. Jonty Rhodes played a variety of sports, though, outside cricket. He was actually a skilled hockey player as well. He competed in hockey for the state. The man also participated in junior state football and tennis. (Photo by Reuters)

Auto Racing (Nathan Astle)

Nathan Astle (auto racing and football) The fastest double tonne in Test history was achieved by the former New Zealand hitter. In limited-overs cricket, he was explosive at the top and also quite skilled with the ball. Over 11,000 international runs and more than 150 wickets were Astle’s final totals. But the Kiwi cricketer was more than that. In Christchurch, he played football with Rangers AFC. After retiring, he had a successful career in motor racing. In the 2010 South Island Sprint Car Championship, Astle came in third. Like many cricketers, he has also given golf a shot. (Photo by Reuters)


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