Although there is a lot of money in the game of cricket, the name is there, but all this is not in every player’s luck. Not knowing how many cricketers try their luck in this game every year, out of which there are only a few who can taste success. At the same time, there are some people who despite their tremendous performance on the field, are living a life of oblivion. It is said that if in a game of cricket, once a player just walks, then the whole world is in his footsteps. At the same time, there are some cricketers who, after saying goodbye to this game, become of a different world. These players have to struggle a lot to meet the needs of their family.
Yes, there is one such cricketer named Nathan Astle. Former New Zealand opener Astle retired from cricket in the year 2007. However, the reason for retiring from the game was that he had lost interest in the game. Astle has become a car racer after saying goodbye to cricket. Everyone is aware of how dangerous this car racing game is, it is very common for a racer to be injured during racing and sometimes they have to lose their lives. But to meet the needs of his family, 48-year-old Nathan Astle has chosen this job with his pleasure.
Nathan Astle has played many great innings while playing for New Zealand, but in 2002 he played an innings against England which is still remembered today. Actually Astle had created history by playing a blistering inning of 222 runs off 168 balls. Remind you here that Astle made a world record by hitting a double century off 153 balls during his tremendous innings. Today, even after 18 years, no cricketer has broken this Astol record.
Nathan Astle played 81 Test matches in his career, in which he scored 4702 runs with 11 centuries. Apart from Test cricket, Astle had registered 7090 runs in ODIs, scoring 16 centuries. Apart from this, his record against Team India is excellent. The New Zealand batsman has scored 5 centuries and 5 half-centuries in 29 ODIs against the Indian cricket team. At the same time, in Test cricket, the average of Astle against India is more than 43. But today Astle is a car racer.