Indian parents pay a lot of emphasis on education, so even though the best Indian cricketers have excelled in the sport, they have still achieved academic excellence by completing their education we take a look at few such cricketers.
World Cup-winning former Indian captain MS Dhoni holds a Bachelors in Commerce degree.
Indian middle-order batsman and Chennai Super Kings stalwart Suresh Raina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Delhi University
In pic: Suresh Raina with his wife
One of India's most successful spin bowlers and current captain of Kings XI Punjab, Ravichandran Ashwin is an engineer who has specialised in Information Science.
In pic: Ravichandran Ashwin with family
Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag who was known for his swashbuckling batting has a Bachelors degree from Jamia Millia Islamia University.
In pic: Virender Sehwag with wife
Stylish Indian batsman Robin Uthappa who has been an IPL veteran over the years is a graduate from Jain University.
In pic: Robin Uthappa with wife
Former Indian Test captain and highest wicket-taker for the country Anil Kumble is a mechanical engineer.
In pic: Anil Kumble with family
India's Test Vice Captain and Rajasthan Royals player Ajinkya Rahane has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce.
In pic: Ajinkya Rahane with his wife Radhika.
India's batting legend Rahul Dravid who scored tons of runs for the country was pursuing his MBA when he got selected to play in the Indian team.
In pic: Rahul Dravid with wife
VVS Laxman was part of the Fab Five of the Indian batting line up in the 2000s. He was pursuing MBBS when he was selected for the Indian team.
In pic: VVS Laxman with wife
Indian Test opener Murali Vijay excelled in studies before becoming an Indian international cricketer. He is a post-graduate in economics.
In pic: Murali Vijay with family
Kris Srikkanth was one of the batting mainstays of the 1983 Indian team that won the World Cup that year in England. The former batsman is an electrical engineer
Javagal Srinath was known to rattle the batsman's stumps in the 1990s and early 2000s. The iconic Indian fast bowler is an IT engineer.
From IT engineers, to mechanical engineers and MBBS graduates, Indian cricketers have excelled in academics while representing the country in cricket. We take a look at the educational qualifications of cricketers like Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni and Ajinkya Rahane amongst others.
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