With the Cricket world cup just around the corner, the discussions over coffee or drink are cricket heavy! Notwithstanding a series of dismal performances in the past couple of months by the Indian team in Australia, as hardcore cricket fans, we still expect our team to do wonder at the World Cup! So much are the expectations that important events such as exams also take a backseat when it comes to choosing between cricket & studies.
But have you ever thought if the cricketers did the same when they were studying? With careers beginning at such a young age, it is hard to imagine any cricketer actually joining the college and graduating. But to your surprise, a number of Indian cricketers are highly educated, and that too from well known colleges.
Let us take you through a list of cricketers whose qualifications might amaze you!
The ‘Jumbo’, as he is fondly known, is more famous as the highest Indian wicket taker of all time. But very few people know that he is a Mechanical Engineer by education. While his deliveries may have given sleepless nights to the batsman, he surely would have had a hard time writing his engineering assignments!
One of the most admired cricketers in the world, Rahul Dravid had a similar aura in studies. While most of the youngsters neglect their studies for a glitzy career in the cricket, the Wall completed his MBA degree before being selected in the Indian team. His image in your mind just became even more pious! Isn’t?
India’s premier spin bowler’s magical fingers are as good on the computer as they are on the ball. Being an IT engineer, Ashwin would have easily managed a job (even an onsite opportunity!) had the national team overlooked his immense cricketing skills!
One of the finest fast bowlers to have ever played for India and a present ICC match referee, Javagal Srinath is better known as India’s bowling spearhead of yesteryears when he formed a formidable bowling partnership with Venkatesh Prasad. One of the lesser known aspects of his life is that he is also a qualified engineer. Srinath is an Instrumental Technology engineer from a reputed engineering college. Now you know how he got the length of his deliveries right?
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