Cricket is something that has been considered to be not just a game but rather a religion in India. People worship it just like their religion. The world of cricket has witnessed legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Sir Donald Bradman, Brian Charles Lara, Glenn McGrath etc. Cricket is something that excites one and all. There are not just hundreds but millions of followers of cricket all over the world. If you are also a cricket enthusiast then you might be aware of how educated your favorite cricketers are. If not then have a look at how educated they are:
Mike Brearley (England)
This former English team captain is someone whose name should come first in the list. He holds a graduate degree from the Cambridge University. He even took a break from cricket to complete a teaching assignment in Philosophy at the University of Newcastle.
Imran Khan (Pakistan)
This Pakistani cricketer turned Politician comes at number two in this list. He graduated from Oxford University in Politics, Economics and Philosophy.
Michael Atherton (England)
This former English captain and opening batsman has acquired an undergraduate degree from the Cambridge University and also studied at the Manchester Grammar School.
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
This legendary cricketer has studied at one of the best schools in Sri Lanka, the Trinity College in Kandy. He holds a degree in law and has been awarded medals for his academic achievements.
Ed Smith (England)
This famous cricketer is a graduate in History from Cambridge University. After his career came to a halt due to an injury, he pursued journalism and writing.
Geoff Lawson (Australia)
This Australian fast bowler and former Pakistani Cricket team coach pursued a bachelor degree in Optometry from the University of New South Wales, one of the renowned universities of Australia.
Rameez Raja (Pakistan)
He has had a successful career in the electronic media and has served as a cricket administrator as well. He has attained a Master’s in Business Administration from the Punjab University.
Ed Cowan (Australia)
This young Australian opener has done his Master’s in Finance. He studied from the Oxford Brookes University in England. He has also worked as a financial analyst in a bank.
Douglas Jardine (England)
He studied history from the University of Oxford and studied at the Winchester College. He is indeed an educated mind.
Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
This terrific Indian off spinner is an engineer and acquired his engineering degree from one of the best Engineering colleges, the SSN College of Engineering in Chennai, India.