Suraj Randiv, a former star for Sri Lanka and the Chennai Super Kings, is one of three former international cricket players who are apparently making a livelihood as bus drivers in Australia.
According to reports, Randiv is joined in Melbourne, Australia, by his fellow countryman Chinthaka Jayasinghe and former Zimbabwean international cricketer Waddington Mwayenga, both of whom work as bus drivers.
Sri Lankan Off-spinner Suraj Randiv Continues To Play District Level Cricket
According to the report, all three ex-cricketers already work for Transdev, a business that employs more than 1,200 people and provides transportation for city residents. Randiv, 36, has participated in 12 Tests, 31 ODIs, and 7 T20 Internationals. He recorded a five-wicket haul while taking 43 wickets in Tests, 36 wickets in ODIs, and 7 wickets in the game’s shortest format.
Randiv amassed 6 wickets in 8 games throughout his two seasons with CSK in the IPL. With the team, he won the IPL in 2011, and he played for them for one more season in 2012 before being let go.
Randiv, who was a member of Sri Lanka’s starting lineup in the World Cup final of 2011, continues to play district-level cricket for the Dandenong Cricket Club and was also called up by Cricket Australia as a net bowler to help the Australian batters combat spin before the Border-Gavaskar series 2020–21.
Chinthaka Jayasinghe And Waddington Mwayenga Also Working In Australia
Jayasinghe, a fellow countryman of Randiv, played all three positions for Sri Lanka in five T20 games. The 42-year-old played his first match for his country against India in 2009, and he also participated in the 2010 T20 World Cup team.
Mwayenga, a former all-rounder for Zimbabwe, has only participated in 1 Test and 1 ODI. He made 14 runs while batting at number ten on his Test debut against India in 2005, and he also dismissed the captain at the time, Sourav Ganguly.
Additionally, the 38-year-old has taken one wicket in ODIs. All three of the current bus drivers and former international cricket players continue to train in the hopes of joining the T20 League.