Former England skipper David Gower at an event © Getty Images
Former England skipper David Gower captained the victorious English side in the 1985 The Ashes © Getty Images


London: Jul 26,2014


Former England captain David Gower has revealed that he wanted to be a game ranger in Africa. The cricket legend, who captained England in their 1985 Ashes victory over Australia, said that he did not always wanted to be a cricketer but a game ranger in Africa where he lived until about six, the Daily Express reported.


However, Gower added that cricket came through. Gower said that at 19 or 17 he started to think about playing professionally, adding that his first pay packet for English county club Leicestershire was 25 pounds in 1975. Since retiring from cricket Gower has enjoyed a successful TV career.