Former Sri Lankan cricketers driving on Melbourne streets
Former Sri Lankan international cricketers Suraj Randiv and Chinthaka Jayasinghe are currently employed as bus drivers in Melbourne, Australia. Waddington Mwayenga, a former Zimbabwean cricketer who is currently employed as
Former Sri Lankan international cricketers Suraj Randiv and Chinthaka Jayasinghe are currently employed as bus drivers in Melbourne, Australia.
Waddington Mwayenga, a former Zimbabwean cricketer who is currently employed as a bus driver in the same city, is among them.
All three former cricketers are now settled in Melbourne and earning a living as bus drivers.
Reportedly, all three of them are currently employed by Transdev.
Transdev is a company with more than 1,200 employees that offers transportation services to city residents.
As per reports, it is unclear that given the current economic situation in Sri Lanka, when these cricketers decided to leave the Country and take up another employment in a foreign country.
Sri Lanka’s government and economy are currently in ruins, and the citizens are protesting against it to get things back to normal.
It is to be noted that despite the cricketers’ current job satisfaction, they keep training regularly and are ready to get a chance in cricket again.
𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐣 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐯: Suraj Randiv, a 36-year-old off-spinner for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), played for Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final. In 12 Tests, 31 ODIs, and 7 T20 Internationals, he has played for his country.
He went on to record 43 Test wickets, 36 ODI wickets, and 7 wickets in the game’s shortest format.
𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐚 𝐉𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐞 :42-year-old Chinthaka Jayasinghe represented his nation in five T20 games. He played his first T20 match against India in Nagpur in 2009, and he also competed for Sri Lanka in the 2010 T20 World Cup.
𝐖𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐭𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐚 : In his Test debut against India in 2005, former Zimbabwean all-rounder Waddington Mwayenga not only took Sourav Ganguly’s wicket but also scored 14 runs while playing at number 10.
First Published: 25th July, 2022 11:48 IST
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