Cricket is considered a religion in our country. Fans adore their favourite cricketers who they consider demigods. But have you ever wondered how qualified these cricketers are?
Well, you’ll be shocked to know that some of the Indian cricketers are engineers and doctors and some are even doctorate degree holders.
Take a look at Indian cricketers who are highly qualified.
- Anil Kumble – Mechanical Engineer
The former right arm leg spin bowler is known for being the 1st highest in India and third highest wicket taker in Test cricket with 619 wickets. The star cricketer is a mechanical engineer who did his bachelor in mechanical engineering from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Banglore (RV).
- Rahul Dravid – MBA
“The Wall” or “Mr. Dependable” is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Apart from being the 4th highest run scorer in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid is the 1st non-Australian cricketer to deliver the Bradman Oration in Canberra in 2011. His early education was at St. Joseph’s college of commerce and while studying MBA in the same university he was selected to Indian cricket team.
- VVS Laxman – MBBS
Considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time, VVS Laxman did his schooling and had enrolled as a medical student but choose cricket as a career over medicine. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by TERI University, Delhi. His knock out of 281 against Australia in Eden Garden in 2001 has been rated as the greatest Test performance of the last 50 years.
- Ravichandran Ashwin – IS Engineer
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The right-arm off break bowler, R. Ashwin attended SSN College of Engineering and graduated with B.Tech in Information Science and has also worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions. He happens to be the fastest Indian bowler to reach the mark of 100 wickets in test cricket and 5th in the world.
- Murali Vijay – Post Graduate
Murali Vijay, the right handed opening batsman for Test cricket, has a post graduate degree in economics from SRM University. He got his debut in the Test match after Gautam Gambhir received one test ban during 2008.