We all know our cricketers for their brilliant batting bowling fielding or wicket-keeping. They know the numbers of runs they scored or the balls they bowled but were they as good in studies? Here is a list of Indian cricketers and their educational qualification:
The Dada of Indian cricket completed his graduation in commerce from the prestigious St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He was later awarded the honorary Ph.D. He was made captain of St. Xavier’s School’s cricket team. This shows his intelligence in studies.
Dravid did his schooling at St. Joseph’s High School, Bangalore and earned a degree in commerce from St. Joseph’s college of commerce. He was selected to Indian Cricket Team while studying MBA in St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration. His mother, Pushpa, was a professor of Architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore.
Yuvraj, the champion skater during his schooldays studied in DAV Public School completing up to 12th after which his father got into cricket. (Also Read: Top 5 spinners with most wickets in IPL)
Agarkar, before being successful with the balls, completed his schooling from Shardashram Vidyamandir and He is an alumnus of Ruparel College in Matunga.
He did his primary education from Holy Saint English School and he later attended National High School. Next, he attended National College, Basuvanagadi and holds a BE degree from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
He was attracted towards cricket right from an early age so after completing the engineering he moved to cricket. Just like Kumble, Srinath is also an engineer. He got his degree in Instrumentation Engineering from Jayachamarajendra College of Engineer, Mysuru. (Also Read: Top 5 ‘fast’ bowlers with most wickets in IPL)
Zaheer attended the New Marathi Primary school and the K. J. Somaiyya Secondary School in Shrirampur. After completing his high schools in Srirampur, Zaheer moved on to join engineering. He was a bright student but had to give it up in order to play cricket.
Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand The current ODI skipper couldn’t do much more than the 10th standards before joining cricket but with his interest in education, he completed 12th.
Gambhir completed his schooling in Modern School, Delhi and got his graduation degree from Hindu College, Delhi University. (Also Read: Top 5 emerging players of IPL 2015)
The now test skipper started his schooling at Vishal Bharti Public School and in ninth grade shifted to Savier Convent in Paschim Vihar to help his Cricket Practice. He studied there up to class 12th and was a very promising student.
Just like his bowling he was also a good student. Ashwin started his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan and shifted to St. Bede’s. He got his B.Tech from SSN College of engineering in IT.
Suresh Raina successfully completed his high school studies before joining the national side. He also earned a B.Com degree later. (Also Read: Top 5 All rounders We would love to see in the IPL)
Rohit Hitman Sharma completed his primary education at Our Lady of Velankani then enrolled in the Swami Vivekananda on a scholarship earned by playing good cricket. On a scholarship, after his talent was noticed by the school’s cricket coach Dinesh Lad at a summer camp. He excelled in the Giles and Harris Shield school cricket tournaments.
Rahane got his Secondary School Certificate from SV Joshi High School, Dombivli.
He did his schooling from St. Marks Senior Secondary Public School in Paschim Vihar Dhawan is said to have got his high school studies successfully completed before joining the national team. (Also Read: Top 5 Players with Most number of Man of the Matches in IPL)
Umesh Yadav completed his schooling in Shankar Rao Chouhan Vidyalaya, Khaperkheda.
Binny attended middle school in The Frank Anthony Public School and then joined St. Josephs Indian High School for high school studies where his father Roger Binny was the sports, coach.
As he focused on cricket from a very early age, the master blaster could only complete his education up to the 12th standards from Shardashram Vidyamandir before getting into professional life. (Also Read: Top 5 captains in IPL history)
The powerful opener joined Jamia Milia Islamia University and completed his graduation before stepping into cricket.Though we have made this list of their educational qualification, we believe they make the nation proud with the unusual talent they hold in the game of cricket.
He did his schooling from Ganga International School in Delhi where he scored 60 percent marks in class X. Then in further classes, he was not able to concentrate in studies because of cricket. He had to stop his studies when he got a call from the Indian Cricket team.