Eight cricketers who were qualified in studies
With passage of time cricket has become a full-time profession. In the past, players used to be employed and played cricket parallelly but with more money in the game and the time to be devoted as a professional cricketer, the players find it difficult these days to focus and complete their studies. However, there are many cricketers who kept focus on a academics and completed them but continued to excel in cricket. Some of the bright examples of Eight cricketers who were qualified in studies are below :
The belligerent opening batsman for India in the 1980s, Srikkant used to smash bowlers while opening the innings much before the emergence of Virender Sehwag. He scored 2000 plus test runs and 4000 plus ODI runs and was the highest scorer in the World cup 1983 final which India won.
Srikkant was a successful student. An engineer by profession, Srikkanth graduated from the prestigious College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai, India.
The great leg-spin legend, Kumble has taken 619 test wickets and 337 ODI wickets in a glittering career. Being a great wildlife photographer Kumble graduated B.E from Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Mechanical Engineering in 1991–92.
The Sri Lankan legend and former captain is their country’s greatest ever batsman and an excellent keeper with 28016 international runs and 700 plus dismissals. He is a man of many facets and completed his Masters in Law from the University of Colombo.
India’s one of the leading woman cricketers is an opening batsman in the classical mould with 4300 plus international runs. She showed her interest in studies and wanted to study science but ultimately ended up by pursuing her Bachelors in Commerce (B Com) from Chintaman Rao College of Commerce, Sangli, Maharashtra.
Sarfraz Ahmed is one of the leading wicketkeeper batsman of Pakistan and helped his country to beat India in the champions trophy 2017 final. Very few fans know that Sarfraz holds an engineering degree.
Ashwin is a living legend with 413 test crickets and 202 international wickets in white-ball format. He looks good enough to excel for a few more years. As a student, he was very capable. However, Ashwin holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He also worked in an IT company.
Rahul Dravid :
The ” Wall” was arguably India best test batsman in 2000-2009 decade with 24000 plus international runs and 48 centuries across formats. As a student Dravid holds a degree in Commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce in Bangalore and was on his way to complete his MBA but became busy playing for India.
The current New Zealand captain and one of the world’s current best batsman with 15000 plus runs across formats and still counting, was a decent student. He attended Tauranga Boys’ College from 2004–2008, where he was head boy in his final year.