According to a media report, former Pakistan cricketer Arshad Khan is now compelled to drive a taxi in Sydney to make ends meet.
The off-spinner who represented his country in nine Tests and 58 ODI was spotted by a Facebook user, who booked an Uber taxi Down Under.
Unlike many cricketers who become experts on the news and sports channel, Arshad Khan, a Pakistani bowler chose to become a cabbie in Australia after retirement.
The former Pakistani sports-star who has sent master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar back to pavilion several times was spotted driving an Uber cab in Sydney.
According to a post of a Hyderabad based India, Ganesh Birle, the 44-year-old star bowler of the neighbour country has taken up driving as his full-time profession to earn his bread and butter.
After debuting as off-spinner in 1997 against West Indies, Khan played 58 One-Day Internationals and 9 Tests matches till 2006.
Ganesh Birle, who spotted Khan was in a state of shock when he saw the face of his driver.
“He was the driver of our cab and we started chatting, he told me that he is from Pakistan and lives in Sydney. Also that he has been to Hyderabad many times when he was playing for Lahore Badshahs. After which I asked him his full name and then I was shocked to see his face which I could partially recognise. I shook his hand and left,” Ganesh Birle posted on Facebook, as per the report in India Today.
Birle also mentioned that the ex-cricketer offered him water and other stuff.
For the record, Khan has 32 Test and 56 ODI wickets to his name.
Last year New Zealand’s former cricketer and once feared all-rounder Chris Cairns was also spotted driving trucks and cleaning bus shelters for 17-dollar-an-hour salary.