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5 cricketers who went from stardom to poverty in the blink of an eye

Indian batting talisman Virat Kohli is worth 90 crores, Chris Gayle owns a mansion which can put to shame any five-star hotel and Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a rare collection of expensive superbikes.

Yes, cricketers these days are considered demi-gods and are paid like it for their job. Once you have played international cricket you are guaranteed of a financially sound future.cricketers these days are considered demi-gods and are paid like it for their job. Once you have played international cricket you are guaranteed of a financially sound future.

But a few years ago, retirement from the game did not necessarily mean you could survive with the earnings made from your career. Some cricketers hit poverty, while others misutilised their wealth and went bankrupt. Here we list five cricketers who went from stardom to poverty in the blink of an eye.misutilised their wealth and went bankrupt. Here we list five cricketers who went from stardom to poverty in the blink of an eye.

#5 Adam Hollioake

He last played for England in 1999 but continued plying his trade for clubs till 2007. Hollioake then moved to Australia to take care of his family business. There was a huge property boom in the country at that time and Adam made huge profits. But then the recession hit the world and his organization lost financial stability.

The company was dissolved in 2009 and two years later he was declared bankrupt. To make both ends meet Hollioake then turned to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). In one of his articles, he has written that he is not sad about losing such money but feels sorry for his children.

Hollioake played four Test matches and 35 ODIs for England in which he had bagged 34 wickets.

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