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.
Indian coach, Ravi Shastri who has a package worth INR 10 Crores holds a B.Com degree from R.A. Poddar College.
Sunny G is a graduate from St. Xavier’s College.
The current BCCI President also is a former Xaverite.
Explosive Indian opener, Virender Sehwag took up cricket as his career after finishing his graduation.
VVS Laxman almost became an MBBS doctor before his destiny drew him towards the cricket field.
Zaheer Khan tried his luck in the field of engineering but did not complete his graduation.
Former Indian head coach, Anil Kumble is a Mechanical Engineer.
Rahul Dravid joined an MBA course only to drop out soon.
The God of Cricket never went to college as he pursued his passion after passing the 12th standard.
Like Sachin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar quit studying after completing his secondary school schedule.
Jasprit Bumrah did his schooling at the Nirman School of Ahmedabad. His college details are not known yet.
Umesh Yadav completed his higher studies from Shankar Rao Chauhan Vidyalaya, Khaperkhada.
Hard-hitting Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya is a ninth standard drop out who feared to give a board exam.
Unlike Hardik, Ishant Sharma quit studying after the tenth standard.
After finishing his schooling, Gautam Gambhir pursued his degree in the Hindu College.
Former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh completed his schooling at the DAV School before pursuing cricket as a career.
Ravi Ashwin is a B.Tech in IT who also worked for a firm before becoming a cricketer.
Ajinkya Rahane holds a B.Com degree from the University of Mumbai to his name.
Another highly-educated Indian cricketer is Murali Vijay. The Tamil Nadu player has completed his PG in Economics.
Suresh Raina completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree before becoming a cricketer.
Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma completed his schooling. However, he never went to college.
Just like his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan has completed his 12th standard only.
MS Dhoni dropped out of his B.Com course to become the greatest captain in Indian cricket history.
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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