This CSK star who played WC Final in 2011, is today doing a bus driver job in Australia

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This CSK star who played WC Final in 2011, is today doing a bus driver job in Australia


It is often said that nothing can be said about when whose fate will change and we cannot do anything in front of destiny. In the case of former Sri Lanka and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star Suraj Randiv, destiny has turned his new life around.


This CSK star who played WC Final in 2011, is today doing a bus driver job in Australia


Off-spinner Randiv was part of Sri Lanka's playing XI in the 2011 World Cup final which India won. You will be surprised to know that Randiv has now become a bus driver in Australia to earn his livelihood.

Apart from Randiv, another former Sri Lankan player Chintakka Namaste and former Zimbabwean cricketer, Waddington Mwenga are also working as bus drivers in the Australian city of Melbourne.

The 36-year-old has represented Sri Lanka in 12 Tests, 31 ODIs, and 7 T20 Internationals. He took 43 wickets in Tests, 36 wickets in ODIs, and 7 wickets in T20Is. Randiv took five wickets in Tests and ODIs once. Randiv also represented Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK for 2 seasons in the IPL and took 6 wickets in 8 matches.

This CSK star who played WC Final in 2011, is today doing a bus driver job in Australia

Apart from driving the bus, Randiv also plays for Dandenong Cricket Club at the district level. According to reports, Cricket Australia called Randiv a net bowler for helping Australian batsmen ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Series 2020-21.