Often, players who are associated with cricket, after hanging up their boots try to stay connected with the sport in some or other way. While some turn to commentary, others try their hand in coaching. Some others become cricket experts and analyst, for tv channels.
However, in the digital age, there’s a new trend where cricketers after their retirement, try to stay connected with the fans through YouTube.
That’s right, in the present scenario, various former cricketers have their YouTube channels, through which they stay associated with the gentleman’s game.
So, today we will be taking a look at some former cricketers who successfully run their YouTube channels nowadays:
5) Rashid Latif
Former Pakistani skipper and coach Rashid Latif after his retirement started a YouTube channel called ‘Caught Behind’. During his playing days, Latif represented Pakistan in 37 Test matches scoring 1381 runs in the process.
Moreover, in 166 ODI matches, the former right-handed batsman scored 1709 runs before calling time on his career. After retirement, the Pakistani players do not get a crack at board level posts, so many former players opt to become YouTubers to stay connected to the sport.
At present, Latif’s youtube channel has 53 thousand subscribers. He also invites some of his former colleagues such as Waqar Younis and Shoiab Akhtar on his channel, from time to time.