Cricketers Second Innings Off The Field

There is always a second innings to be played by each and every person. Most of the cricketers after having a successful first inning in domestic cricket as well in international career had commenced their second innings off the field. Let’s have a look on what these cricketers made out off their life after their retirement.

Second Innings

Jonty Rhodes

At 42, a still-very-blonde, very fit Jonty Rhodes looks ten years younger. In 2008, he started 10 Chapters with United Vintners, the wine arm of United Breweries to import South African wines to India. In 2009, he brought wind turbines from Scotland to South Africa. Unfortunately for Rhodes, both ventures bombed.


Now, Rhodes in partnership with Mumbai’s Aatikaay Narula has started supplement business in India. Aatikaay Narula has been in the business of health supplements for the past six years. Their venture, Evolution Sports Nutrition (ESN), is a range of nutrition and wellness supplement products for middle class people. He and Rhodes hold almost equal stakes in the company and while Rhodes is on the board of directors, Narula is the CEO.

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara

Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are the Jai-Veeru of cricket as their partnership transcends the field of play. The strong bond of friendship off the field resulted into an altogether new venture, when they partnered with renowned chef Dharshan Munise started the “Ministry of Crab” in Colombo.

Ministry of Crab

As the name suggests, the restaurant focuses on seafood, particularly crabs. The restaurant’s website is attractive and classy, almost as if the two batting geniuses have invoked their artistry off the field.

Sachin Tendulkar

The ‘little master’, as many like to call him, is an avid foodie and has a deep connection with food. Tendulkar had opened two restaurants: Tendulkar’s in Colaba (Mumbai) and Sachin’s in (Mulund) Mumbai and Bangalore.


The batting maestro owned these restaurants in partnership with Sanjay Narang of Mars Restaurants. The restaurants sported decor that he chose and conceptualized and the food that was on the menu was the food he has always loved very much himself. Unfortunately, due to poor response from consumers “Sachin’s” got shut down in 2005 and two years after that in 2007 “Tendulkar’s” was shut down for the same reason.

Steve Waugh

Former Australian cricketer Steve Waugh is all set to make a mark in Indian real estate. Waugh has set a property platform specifically for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) looking to buy properties in India. Waugh Global Realty has entered the domestic real estate market by launching a portal that will cater to the housing demands of NRIs.

Waugh Global Realty

The company currently has 91 properties listed on its portal of 10 developers across seven cities — Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata. Waugh Global has partnered with leading developers like the Lodha Group, Godrej, Shapoorji, K Raheja, Kalpataru, Kolte Patil and Sobha Developers among others.

As they had a remarkable career on the field, hope they would make a similar impact off the field.

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