10 Cricketers with Successful Side Businesses

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    9VIRENDER SEHWAG

    Virender sehwag is another name to reckon with when it comes to successful cricketers turned entrepreneurs. Sehwag was touted as the most aggressive and destructive batsman of his time. He announced his formal retirement from all formats of cricket in 2015. Subsequently, his tryst with entrepreneurship has been nothing short of exemplary too. In his second innings, Sehwag turned into a successful restaurateur and opened a popular restaurant called Sehwag’s favourites in Delhi’s Moti nagar in 2006. Sehwag has often expressed his love and admiration for food and hence his choice of opening up a restaurant was totally befitting to his passion. Besides this, Sehwag has turned into an educationist with his school called the Sehwag International which is located in Jhajjhar district of Haryana.

    His school is adept with all the right facilities which aim at giving the students maximum exposure in various fields including academics and sports. We have often seen, how schools lay much emphasis on studies and the development of the students in sports is left unfulfilled. The cricketer has made it a point that his student develop holistically and not just in one field. Sehwag is also known for providing scholarships to students who might not be able to afford education. His journey as an entrepreneur needs standalone mention as his contribution to the country for educational development is exemplary. His school has also produced many worthy state and national level atheletes.

    Besides this, Sehwag is also a popular face across our TV screens. He has endorsed numerous brands including Adidas, Boost, Reebok, Karbonn mobile and many other brands. His earnings from the brand endorsements have been estimated somewhere over 4 million dollars. He has often been called the Nawab of Najafgarh and has shown a keen interest and liking towards luxury cars. The former cricketer has an impressive fleet of his own too.

     

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