Most players struggle to continue their life after they retire from the game but not Rob Key.
The ex-cricketer seems to be adapting fine, and he says he relishes retirement.
For most former players, concerns when they near retirement range from making money to pay bills, finding new roles in the society, and living with their legacies, if they have any. Rob Key took to sports commentary – like many sports people generally – after he retired from his 18-year career.
Key said he does not regret leaving last April as his current role gives him the feel of the dressing room and all the perks without the hard work of playing.
“I haven’t missed it at all actually. In fact, I wonder how I did it for so long! I’ve been very, very lucky that I’ve been able to go and work for Sky and at the minute it seems a better job than playing. It’s like cricket without the fielding! You get to watch cricket and you get that dressing room environment at Sky anyway,” he said.
He added that he knew retirement was imminent so instead of delaying he decided to take the plunge. Since retiring, he has done several things that keep him happy like charity work and playing golf.