Cricket: Former Zimbabwe pacer Henry Olonga auditions for The Voice in Australia

first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: Times NowAdvertisementHenry Olonga, who last played for Zimbabwe in the 2003 World Cup, appeared in the auditions of The Voice Australia in a bid to impress the judges to advance to the next rounds.Image Courtesy: Times NowThe pacer, who presented a version of the song “This is the moment”, was able to impress the judges of the show and hence successfully managed to clear the auditions and proceed into the next stage of the competition.Olonga had his career cut short owing to political pressure. The pacer along with fellow teammate Andy Flower became the focal point at the 2003 World Cup, where they wore black armbands in a match against Namibia to mourn the death of democracy in Zimbabwe.The speedster was forced to seek exile in London owing to the volatile situation in his homeland. After living in London for 12 years, Olonga shifted to Australia, where he currently lives with his family.Talking about his shift into the field of music, Olonga said:“Music is special to me, because I sang as a soloist in the choir every term of my schooling. It became a very important part of my education,” he said.“I’ve been singing a lot of music since I retired from my previous career,’ he said. ‘I just wanna sing now. Just sing.”Watch the video where the former cricketer managed to bedazzle the judges below:Read Also:Four ‘away’ kits revealed for the World Cup with India yet to revealKedar Jadhav To Be A Part Of Race-4 With Salman Khan?last_img

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