Cricket is one of the religion in world usually education of cricketers are highly underestimated. Here are the names of most educated crickets who parallelly excelled in academics along with cricket.
- Mike Brearley
John Michael “Mike” Brearley (born 28 April 1942) is a retired English first-class cricketer who captained Cambridge University, Middlesex, and England. He holds an undergraduate and post-graduate degree from Cambridge University. Since his retirement from professional cricket he has pursued a career as a writer and psychoanalyst, serving as President of the British Psychoanalytical Society.
2 Imran Khan
Imran Khan is a Pakistani politician, former cricketer, philanthropist, cricket commentator and former chancellor of the University of Bradford. He is also founder of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and the Namal College, Mianwali. He was educated at Aitchison College in Lahore and the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England. In 1972 he enrolled in Keble College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics, graduating with honors in 1975.
3 Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar “Sanga” Chokshanada Sangakkara is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and captain of the Sri Lankan national team. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential cricketers, Sanga did his Advanced level examination in the Arts stream in 1996. He was also awarded the highest honor of Trinity College, the Ryde Gold Medal, for the best all-round student in his year. Following his father, who is a lawyer in Kandy, he entered the Law Faculty of the University of Colombo, but was unable to finish his degree due to cricket tours.
4 Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is the current head coach of the Indian cricket team, and a former Indian cricketer and captain. Kumble graduated B.E from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) in Mechanical Engineering.
5 R Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricketer.He attended SSN College of Engineering and graduated with a B.Tech. in Information Technology & worked for Cognizant Technology Solutions.
6 Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He did his schooling at St. Joseph Boys High School, Bangalore and earned a degree in commerce from St. Joseph College of Commerce, Bangalore. He was selected to Indian National Cricket Team while studying MBA in St. Joseph College of Business Administration.
7 Geoff Lawson
Geoffrey Francis Lawson, is a former Australian cricketer and the former coach of the Pakistan cricket team. He is a qualified optometrist who graduated with a Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) from the University of New South Wales.
8 Saeed Anwar
Saeed Anwar is a former Pakistani cricketer. An opening batsman and occasional slow left arm orthodox bowler, He graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi in 1989 majoring in Computer System Engineering.
9 Javagal Srinath
Javagal Srinathis an Indian former cricketer and current ICC Match Referee.He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation Technology from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysuru.
10 Amay Khurasiya
Amay Khurasiya is a former Indian cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm bowler.Amay khurasia was an IAS officer before stepping foot in cricket. He got his IAS degree before playing for India. Their story truely speaks no matter what you persue but your dreams makes your way……….