'Karma': Twitter reacts as Sri Lankan cricketer Suraj Randiv opts to drive a bus to make ends meet

Sri Lankan off-spinner and handy lower order batsman Suraj Randiv is now working as a bus driver in Australia to earn a living. He gained global attention after bowling a deliberate no-ball just to deny Virender Sehwag an ODI hundred.

The former cricketer is working as a bus driver at the French-based company Transdev in Melbourne. Suraj has played 12 Tests and 31 ODIs for Sri Lanka. The witty off-spinner was able to take 43 wickets in Tests and 36 wickets in ODIs in his short international career.

Moreover, Suraj has been a part of the IPL as well. He has played 8 games for Chennai Super Kings in which he was able to take 6 wickets. After the news about his current profession went viral, cricket fans dropped in a plethora of memes.

The big no-ball

In the Dambulla ODI in 2010, Sehwag was batting on 99 when the Indian team required one run to win. Suraj deliberately overstepped to prevent Sehwag from scoring a century. Although Sehwag was able to hit a six on that ball, on account of it being a no ball, he was left stranded on 99.

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