The story of a cricketer who played a Test match for the country without playing domestic cricket prevented Sachin Tendulkar with a century and then what happened to him, know in this report
There have been many players in the world of cricket who had stepped on the field after this, after which it seemed as if they would prove to be the biggest match-winners of their team but their career was average. He struggled a lot in the field but he could not meet the level of international cricket and his career ended. Today we are going to tell you the story of one such player who got selected in his team without playing domestic cricket in his country and he stopped a batsman like Sachin Tendulkar from scoring a century, but today that player works in a school.
Story of Andy whittle
In the 90s, Whittle brothers played in the Zimbabwe team. Guy Whittle and Andy Whittall. Guy Whittle was an all-rounder and Andy Whittle an off-spinner who also batted a bit on the lower order. Andy Whittle played 63 ODIs and 10 Test matches for Zimbabwe. His bowling figures are nothing special. Andy Whittle has just 7 Test wickets in his name and he took 45 wickets in ODIs. However, his economy rate was only 4.37.
Andy Whittle's amazing entry into Zimbabwe's team
Guy Whittle's cousin Andy Whittall studied at Cambridge University in England. Where he made his debut for Cambridge in 1993. In the first match, he took 3 wickets. After this, he also took 3 wickets against Sussex. In 1994, Whittle played his first List A match in England. He made his debut against Lancashire. In 1995–96, Whittle took 39 wickets in 15 first-class matches and also scored 312 runs. After his innings, Zimbabwe selectors gave him a chance in the team for the Singer World Series to be held in Sri Lanka. In this way, Andy Whittle became the first cricketer in the world to make a debut for him without playing a first-class match in his country. After this, on 11 September 1996, he made his debut in the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka. However, Whittle could not perform at the international level, which was expected of him.
Andy Whittle is a school teacher today
Andy Whittall's performance against India was nothing special. He took only 3 wickets in 9 matches against India but on September 4, 1999, he stopped Sachin Tendulkar from scoring a century. The second match of the Coca-Cola Singapore Challenge saw a 29–29 over match due to rain and Sachin batted in a daze. Sachin had hit 85 runs from 71 balls and his bowler had 3 sixes and 7 fours, but only then did Sachin lose his wicket off Andy Whittle and he missed a century.
Andy Whittle does a job in school
Andy Whittall played his last international match on January 30, 2000, and was subsequently dropped from the team. After being dropped from the team, Whittle returned to England and today he works at Tonbridge School in Kent. Whittle gives cricket coaching to the school team and also teaches them maths.