New Delhi: It is seen many times in cricket that players leave their country and start playing for some other country. The biggest example of this is the present day England cricket team. England’s team includes many players from other countries. But we are going to tell you that there are many players in the world who have changed their religion. In this report, we are going to tell you about the same cricketers.
Sri Lanka’s legendary batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan was first born in a Muslim family. But when he turned 16, he left Islam. He left Islam and adopted Buddhism. Let us tell you that he had also separated from his family and he took this decision only after that.
Spin bowler Suraj Randiv, who played for Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final against India, was first born in a Muslim family but he too later converted to Buddhism like Dilshan. He had also changed his name.
Former Pakistan batsman Yousuf Yohana was born in a Christian family. But later he became active in Tabligi Jamaat continuously, then he finally adopted Islam. He also changed his name to Mohammad Yusuf later. In 2005, he revealed to the whole world that he has now converted to Islam.
South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell converted to Muslim religion. He left Christianity and embraced Islam. It was also reported that the team’s senior batsman Hashim Amla had influenced him to do so. He had converted to Islam in the year 2011.
AJ Kripal Singh
Former Indian cricketer AJ Kripal Singh also changed his religion. Kripal was born in a Sikh family. But later he converted to Christianity to get married. He also later changed his name to Arnold George.