5 Indian cricketers who made startups

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Yuvraj Singh

YouWeCan, after successfully combating a cancerous tumour in his left lung.

YouWeCan startup was launched in association with Nishant Singhal, a former financial consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC), one of the biggest financial consulting companies in the world.

Within a year, YouWeCan has managed to bring around 10 startups under its wing.

Virat Kohli

He opened his own chain of gyms under the name of Chisel.

Stepathlon Lifestyle to start a venture called Stepathlon Kids, a startup that intends to tackle the fitness problems of kids.

Last year, Kohli became the investor and brand ambassador of Sports Convo, a tech-startup based in London.

MS Dhoni

Dhoni became part of a number of business ventures, most notably SportsFit World, a franchise that provides customized fitness and diet plans, and has a number of stores across India.

The company plans to invest around Rs. 2000 crores by the next half a decade to open 200 centres across different parts of the world.

He also backs ‘Seven’, a footwear brand, that incidentally raked in $2.5 million in the first three months since its inception.

Sachin Tendulkar

After his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar brand ambassador and the key investor in Smartron, a new smartphone manufacturing company.

It’s CEO, Mahesh Lingareddy, is also the co-founder of Soft Machines, a silicon start-up. He also has stakes in Musafir, Smaaash Entertainment, and Universal Collectabillia.

Robin Uthappa

Rcently married 30-year old has invested in HealthEmind, a company that focuses on mental and emotional problems, giving a platform for people to connect to psychologists and coaches.

He also had iTiffin, a health food startup that was founded in 2013. Uthappa contributed about Rs. 1.5 crores to give the venture a push.

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