New Delhi, May 8: There is a huge fan following for Cricket in India. It is followed like a religion and people are mad about it.
There would be very few people in the country who haven’t yet watched a cricket match. But, have you ever thought about the academic qualification of your favourite cricketers?
You will be stunned to know that there are numerous cricketers who hold degrees in Engineering, IAS, some in Medicine, others in Commerce, even Astrophysics and Business Administration. Here is a rundown of cricketers who are very qualified.
1. RAHUL DRAVID
Rahul Dravid is one of the finest batsmen in cricket history is also known as “The Wall”. In 1996, he made his test debut and played his last test match in 2012. He has driven Team India in both Tests and ODIs and is known for his calm nature and collected demeanour.After completing his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School, Banglore he completed his graduation in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce Bangalore. He was selected in the Indian National Cricket Team while pursuing his MBA at St Joseph’s College of Business Administration, making him one of the most well-educated cricketers of India.
2. ANIL KUMBLE
This cricketer has done marvels on the field and has earned a considerable measure of acclaim. He was also the team captain in test cricket. His cricketing career lasted from 1989 to 2010. He has completed his schooling from National College Basavanagudi. Afterwards, Kumble graduated as a mechanical designer from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE).
3. JAVAGAL SRINATH
Former Indian cricketer Javagal Srinath is currently an ICC Match Referee. He is one of the finest bowlers and the only fast bowler to have taken more than 300 wickets in ODIs. In 1991, he made his test debut against Australia and his last ODI match was also against Australia in the year 2003. He has completed his engineering in Instrumentation Technology from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE).
4. RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN.
Ashwin made his test debut in 2011 against West Indies and his last ODI was against Australia in 2015. He is the number one spinner of the Indian cricket team who has excelled across formats because of his wicket taking abilities. He holds a BTech degree in Information Technology from a reputed SSN College of Engineering in Chennai.
5. AMAY KHURASIYAFormer Indian cricketer Amay Khurasiya, a left hand batsman, has the rare distinction of clearing the formidable and highly regarded Indian Administrative Services exam (IAS) before he started playing for India.