For anybody in India Cricket is like a second religion. It was one of the most influential times in life where everyone dreamt of being a sports icon. Some cricketers excelled in the area of engineering, won the hearts of the viewers. It had reflects the equal significance of balance in sports, academics.
Ravi Ashwin graduated from SSN College of Engineering with a B.Tech degree in the field of Information Technology. He is truly a rare personality who excelled in Technology and academics as well had a bright career as a cricketer in the Indian National Team. He is one of the illustrious finest spinners in India. Ashwin set the bars high registering the second-best bowling on debut by an Indian cricketer with 9/128. Fastest Indian bowler to record 50 wickets in Test matches.
Anil Kumble has a B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rashtriya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bangalore. He successfully proved to be one of the highest wicket-takers with a record of 619 Test and 337 ODI wickets. Talking about the importance of studies, he quoted “It helps to balance the good and bad. Educations can help you to survive because nobody can guarantee success in cricket”.
Former Indian captain, Krishnamachari Srikkanth was the 1st Indian player to score with an exhilarating spell of a half-century and 5 wickets in the ODI format. He completed his graduation in electrical engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai.
In ODI’s Javagal Srinath is one of the most celebrated Indian fast Bowlers for taking 300 wickets. Currently, he is an ICC referee. He even graduated from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation Technology.
Rajneesh Gurbani is one of the finest fast bowlers from Nagpur, rose to the occasion on the back of his excellent performances like his hat-trick in the finals of Ranji Trophy 2017-18. He paved the way for Vidarbha’s victory against Delhi. He has done majors in Civil Engineering from Karmaveer Dadasaheb Kannamwar College in Nagpur.
Sujith Somasunder, a former Indian batsman. “A bachelor’s course in engineering is for four years, and in that time you learn the importance of balancing, which is key for a cricketer.”, said to the Time of India. He also scored loads of runs in first-class cricket and accumulated 5525 runs at a decent average of 35.64 while setting a record of 11 centuries and 30 fifties.
They pursued their dreams of sportsmen being an engineer, followed their passion for serving the nation through sports. In India many cricketers make their debut at a young age, they rarely get time to complete their schooling. There are a handful of cricketers who have high academic achievements.