Former Australia World Cup winner Xavier Doherty turns Carpenter
For a cricketer, life after the retirement from the game is always around the game itself as most cricketers who have retired have taken commentary or coaching as a profession for their next phase of life.
But sometimes, some cricketers have not gone the way the others have gone, as many cricketers have profession out of cricket for their life after cricket.
One such player is Australia's 2015 World Cup-winning squad member Xavier Doherty. Soon after that, the Left-Arm Orthodox spinner retired from the beautiful game and has ever since taken up carpentry as a profession.
Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) uploaded a video on social media in which Xavier Doherty is talking about carpentry as a profession and how he enjoys the work. Along with that, the Australian left-arm spinner thanked ACA for helping in his tough times.
Test bowler turned carpenter 👷🔨— Australian Cricketers' Association (@ACA_Players) May 18, 2021
Xavier Doherty took some time to find what was right for him following his retirement from cricket, but he's now building his future with an apprenticeship in carpentry.#NationalCareersWeek pic.twitter.com/iYRq2m39jt
Xavier Doherty mentioned in the same video that after retiring from cricket, he had a very tough first 12 months in which he tried all the opportunity he got, from office work to landscaping.
A look at the career of Xavier Doherty
Xavier Doherty made his debut for the Australian cricket team in 2010 in both the Test and One Day International (ODI) format. He made his T20 International debut in 2012.
His stats for Australia shows how valuable he was to the Australian cricket team. In 7 test matches, he has picked up seven wickets, 55 wickets in 60 One Day International matches, while ten wickets in 11 T20 International matches.
Xavier Doherty was also part of the Australian squad in the 2015 Cricket World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Australia walked away as the champions under the leadership of Michael Clarke. Doherty played just a single game in the entire tournament where he failed to impress as he conceded 60 runs without any wickets to his name in his seven overs.
Doherty's stats in domestic cricket is also quite impressive. The left-arm spinner has 163 wickets, 190 wickets, and 62 wickets in First-Class, List A, and T20, respectively.