A quiet post-retirement life isn't everyone's cup of tea. Former New Zealand cricketer Nathan Astle, for one, has stepped up a few gears after giving up cricket, reveling in a love for speedway racing. "I couldn't do it when I was playing cricket. So when I gave up [in 2007] I started thinking about it. [Former team-mates] have me on a little bit because none of them knew I was a closet speedway freak - or bogan. They were quite surprised,"Astle said. The fastest double-centurion in Test cricket has already had some success in his third racing season, claiming the third spot at the South Island championship.
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8hSreshth Shah in Kimberley
12dInterview by Mohammad Isam
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