You all know, every player in cricket wants to choose his favorite field of department, while someone wants to become a bowler and some wants to become a batsman. But what’s necessary that he should be good in that favorite field.
Here are 5 players who started out as bowlers but became successful batsmen
5. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar’s dream was to become a fast bowler, for this reason only his son Arjun Tendulkar has become a fast bowler. But Dennis Lilly, head of the MRF Pace Foundation, located in Chennai, refused to do so. After this, Sachin Tendulkar started paying attention to batting and the result is now in front of all the people.
4. Sanath Jayasuriya:
Former Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya started his cricket as a leg-spinner. Initially, he did not bat a bit. But later he became a great batsman by performing spectacular with his bat.
3. Steve Smith:
The Australian team’s explosive player Steve Smith started his cricket career as a bowler. But Smith started batting after the retirement of of Ricky Ponting. After that he has performed very spectacularly.
2. Kevin Pietersen:
Kevin Pietersen has been a brilliant batsman of England team. But did you know that he started his cricket as a leg-spinner? But in international cricket, he has earned a lot of name with his batting.
1. Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma, one of the most explosive opening batsman in world cricket, has scored a lot of records in batting. But you would be surprised to know that Rohit Sharma started his career as a bowler.
But during his bowling against Sri Lanka in junior cricket he fractured in his right hand and the finger was broken. After injury, due to not being properly grip the ball, he started paying more attention to batting and rest is history.