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24 Famous Indian Cricketers And Their Educational Qualifications

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in India. The cricketers have a status of demigods as they have millions of fans. The fact that the most followed Indian on social media is a cricketer solidifies the claim made above. It is often taken for granted that if someone is achieving a lot in the sports world, he is not much educated.

While not everyone holds a PG degree, here’s a look at the educational qualifications of top 24 Indian cricketers.

Ravi Shastri

Indian coach, Ravi Shastri who has a package worth INR 10 Crores holds a B.Com degree from R.A. Poddar College.

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunny G is a graduate from St. Xavier’s College.

Sourav Ganguly

The current BCCI President also is a former Xaverite.

Virender Sehwag

Explosive Indian opener, Virender Sehwag took up cricket as his career after finishing his graduation.

VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman almost became an MBBS doctor before his destiny drew him towards the cricket field.

Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan tried his luck in the field of engineering but did not complete his graduation.

Anil Kumble

Former Indian head coach, Anil Kumble is a Mechanical Engineer.

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid joined an MBA course only to drop out soon.

Sachin Tendulkar

The God of Cricket never went to college as he pursued his passion after passing the 12th standard.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Like Sachin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar quit studying after completing his secondary school schedule.

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah did his schooling at the Nirman School of Ahmedabad. His college details are not known yet.

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav completed his higher studies from Shankar Rao Chauhan Vidyalaya, Khaperkhada.

Hardik Pandya

Hard-hitting Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya is a ninth standard drop out who feared to give a board exam.

Ishant Sharma

Unlike Hardik, Ishant Sharma quit studying after the tenth standard.

Gautam Gambhir

After finishing his schooling, Gautam Gambhir pursued his degree in the Hindu College.

Yuvraj Singh

Former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh completed his schooling at the DAV School before pursuing cricket as a career.

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravi Ashwin is a B.Tech in IT who also worked for a firm before becoming a cricketer.

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane holds a B.Com degree from the University of Mumbai to his name.

Murali Vijay

Another highly-educated Indian cricketer is Murali Vijay. The Tamil Nadu player has completed his PG in Economics.

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree before becoming a cricketer.

Rohit Sharma

Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma completed his schooling. However, he never went to college.

Shikhar Dhawan

Just like his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan has completed his 12th standard only.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni dropped out of his B.Com course to become the greatest captain in Indian cricket history.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli quit learning after his 12th standard board exam. He soon led the U-19 team to a World Cup win in Malaysia.


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Written by Vinay Chhabria

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