New Delhi: When international cricketers are at the top of their careers, there is a lot of rain in their bag, but after retirement their life is not the same as before. Players have to do many other things to pass themselves. Many players are financially strapped after retirement, one such case has come up.
Life became difficult
Former Australian cricket team spinner Xavier Doherty said goodbye to cricket in the year 2017. He is going through a very difficult period after retirement. He has to work as a carpenter to make his living.
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Carpenter became Doherty
The Australian Cricketers’ Association has posted a video on its Twitter account in which Xavier Doherty is seen learning carpentry.
Test bowler turned carpenter
Xavier Doherty took some time to find what was right for him following his retirement from cricket, but he’s now building his future with an apprenticeship in carpentry.#NationalCareersWeek pic.twitter.com/iYRq2m39jt
– Australian Cricketers’ Association (@ACA_Players) May 18, 2021
Have won the world cup
Xavier Doherty made his international debut in 2010. In 2015, he was part of the Australian team that won the ICC World Cup, although he could not find a place in the playing XI in the final.
‘Many things done after retirement’
Xavier Doherty said that when he said goodbye to cricket, he did not think that he was going to do it. For the first 12 months, he did whatever work he got. In this episode, he also did landscaping, office work and some cricket related work.
‘Received financial aid’
Xavier Doherty again learned how to become a carpenter and three-fourths of his training has also been completed. Doherty said, ‘When cricket is complete, you know how the money will come now. Things go on in the mind as to what will happen next. How will life be Transition manager Carla of the Australian Cricketers Association helped on the phone. Along with this, you also got money for studies and writing. This helped financially and my expenses were also reduced somewhat.