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Renowned Pakistani off-spinner driving taxi in Australia

Remember Arshad Khan? The Pakistan off-spinner, once famous for dismissing the best batsmen Sachin Tendulkar during an Indo-Pak match in 2006, is now a Uber taxi driver on the streets of Sydney in Australia.

Indian-born Ganesh Birle, spotted Khan driving a Uber taxi in Sydney posted a photo on Facebook of the former cricketer’s Uber Taxi driver profile after he took a ride in his cab.

“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 something in ICL. After which I asked him his full name and then I was shocked to see his face which I could partially recognise. I shook has his hand and left. (sic)”

“He was avoiding the conversation all the time, but at the same time he couldn’t help but talk about his India connection. Imagine he introduced himself as ‘I from Pakistan [sic] but I have been here in Sydney for long time now’. Also like a good Uber driver he offered us water and stuff when we sat in the car,” it added.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman confirmed that Khan was in Sydney for the past several years.

Born on March 22, 1971 in Peshawar, Khan played 9 Tests and 58 ODIs for Pakistan between 1993 and 2006. After joining the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL), he never played for Pakistan.