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5 Cricketers Who Went From Stardom To Poverty

5 Cricketers Who Went From Stardom To Poverty
Chris Cairns (Credit: Getty Images)


5 cricketers who went from rich to rags
Chris Cairns (Credit: AFP)

Former New-Zealand ODI captain Chris Cairns, who made his debut in one-day internationals in 1991 against England. Chris, in his 62 Test matches amassed 3320 runs with an average of 33.53 and took 218 wickets. Cairns was instrumental in NZ winning the ICC Knock-Out Trophy in 2000 in Nairobi, Kenya with his cracking century in the finals against India.

Post his retirement, Chris worked in Dubai as a diamond merchant in 2010. In March 2012, Chris successfully sued former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi in a liberal case. However, on 14 September 2013, Chris was charged with perjury in England.

With the costs of legal proceedings hitting his family, Chris took up the job of cleaning bus shelters to make the ends meet. As a result, he is one of the few cricketers who went from stardom to poverty.

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