Cricket is quite a unique game. A host of youngsters all over the world dream to become like their idol cricketers in a specific department, thereby giving their everything to become the same. Nevertheless, it didn’t quite go their way initially or the circumstances prevent them from being successful.
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But the upside is such cricketers realize that they can excel in a different aspect. Therefore, they show the same amount of dedication and put the same amount of effort into being an expert in the skill they have recognized. As such, over the years, there have been plenty of cricketers who began their career as bowlers but gradually became effectual with the bat.
We take a look at five cricketers, who began their career as bowlers; however, ended up as batsmen:
When Brad Hogg retired from Test cricket in 2008, the Australian selectors turned to Cameron White to fulfil their spin duties. Cameron White’s bowling career started on a reasonable note, plucking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar but couldn’t cause any monumental damage with the ball. Nevertheless, between 2009 and 2011, White was a consistent fixture and a potent middle-order batsman in the national team’s limited-overs setup.
The Victorian cricketer was part of Australia’s squad when they won the 2009 Champions Trophy, secured the ODI series in India, and reached the finals of the 2010 ICC World T20. The 36-year old played the last of his 91 ODIs in January 2018 having also featured in 47 T20Is.