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Xavier Doherty Turns Carpenter Four Years After Announcing His Retirement

Xavier Doherty has turned into a carpenter to meet his needs four years after announcing his retirement from cricket. 

Xavier Doherty, the former Australian cricketer, has turned into a carpenter to meet his needs four years after announcing his retirement from competitive cricket. The left-arm spinner has represented Australia in four Test matches, 60 ODIs, and 11 T20Is.

The 38-year-old grew stronger in the ODIs and the Australians missed him at the 2011 World Cup on the subcontinent, when a back injury kept him from touring.  However, Doherty was part of Australia’s 2015 ICC World Cup-winning squad under the leadership of Michael Clarke. He only played a solitary game and leaked 60 runs in seven overs without getting a wicket.

After his retirement, the now 38-year-old Xavier Doherty wasn’t aware of his next step in life, but he made sure of finding his way. In a video uploaded by the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA), Doherty talked about carpentry and how he’s been enjoying the new profession. He also thanked the ACA for lending him a helping hand in the critical situation.

“Right now, I am three-quarters of the way through a carpentry apprenticeship. This is my day on building sites and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Just being outdoors working with my hands, learning new things. Something completely different to cricket,” Doherty was quoted as saying in the clip.

Xavier Doherty

“When I finished cricket, I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do. Then I spent the first 12 months once cricket finished doing everything and every opportunity that came my way. I did some landscaping, office work, cricket work and then found myself here,” he stated.

Watch the video here:

Xavier Doherty last played competitive cricket for the Australia Legends in March 2020 during the Road Safety World Series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The left-arm spinner has scalped 72 international wickets. His last international match was against Sri Lanka in 2015.

The former Tasmanian spinner enjoys a good net worth between $1 to $5 million. Doherty has earned a handful amount during his days as a cricketer. While there is not much information about the assets he owns, Xavier Doherty leads a decent life back in Australia.

Ankush Das

I am an accountant by qualification, my parents thought their obedient son would study further to become a CA, but I had other things in mind. An ardent Cricket fan is following his passion and making a living watching and working around his favourite sport.
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