10 Famous cricketers who didn’t want to play cricket initially

10. Virender Sehwag 

Virender Sehwag 

The Indian opener didn’t want to play cricket initially because he was more interested in playing video games. However, he eventually decided to give try and quickly realized that he was good at it. He went on to have a successful career and is considered one of the most destructive batsmen in the world.

9. Kumar Sangakkara 

Kumar Sangakkara 

The Sri Lankan batsman didn’t want to play initially because he was more interested in music. However, he eventually decided to give it a try and quickly realized that he was good at it. He went on to have a successful career and is considered one of the best batsmen in the world.

8. Jacques Kallis 

Jacques Kallis

The South African all-rounder didn’t want to play initially because he was more interested in rugby. However, he eventually decided to give it a try and quickly realized that he was good at it. He went on to have a successful career in both cricket and rugby.

7. Adam Gilchrist 

Adam Gilchrist

The Australian wicket-keeper batsman didn’t want to play initially because he was more interested in surfing. However, he eventually gave in to his father’s wishes and started playing sport. He went on to become one of the best wicket-keepers in the world and one of the most destructive batsmen in limited-overs cricket.

6. Sourav Ganguly 

The former Indian captain didn’t want to play initially because he was not very good at it. He was only selected for his school team because there were no other batsmen available. However, he worked hard and eventually became one of the best batsmen in the world.

5. Brian Lara 

Brian Lara

The West Indian batsman didn’t want to play initially because he was too small. He was only 5’2″ when he was 12 years old and thought that he was too short to be a good cricketer. However, he eventually grew to 6’2″ and went on to have a successful career.

4. Shane Warne 

Shane Warne

The Australian leg-spinner was also not interested initially. He preferred playing Australian rules football and only took up cricket because his father made him. However, he soon realized that he was good at cricket and went on to become one of the greatest bowlers of all time.

3. Glenn McGrath 

Glenn McGrath 

The Australian fast bowler was also reluctant to play cricket initially. He preferred playing rugby and only took up cricket because his friends were playing it. However, he quickly realized that he was good at the game and went on to have a successful career.

2. Sachin Tendulkar

The legendary Indian batsman didn’t want to play initially. He was more interested in football and wanted to become a professional footballer. However, his father forced him to play cricket and the rest is history.

1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian captain of the national cricket team, always wanted to be a goalkeeper in football. He played as a goalkeeper in school and was very good at it. His childhood coach, Keshav Banerjee, was impressed by his goalkeeping skills and asked him to try wicket-keeping in cricket. Dhoni was initially reluctant, but he eventually agreed to give it a try. As we all know, he went on to become one of the greatest wicket-keepers in the history of game.

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