CRICKET AND EDUCATION

We all the know the value and importance of education. We as a nation also know the importance and value of cricket. There is hardly anyone who has no knowledge of cricket in India. Cricket is like a religion, while education is like preaching. Both are important and valued. There are some cricketers who from the beginning knew what they want to do; then there are some who first completed their education then entered the arena. Name of some of the players who also completed their studies and got a place for themselves in cricket history of India are:-
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1. Rahul Dravid

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Rahul Dravid or fondly known as “the wall” is one such cricket player.After completing his schooling at St. Joseph’s Boy’s High School, Bangalore. He completed his graduation in commerce from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce Bangalore. Later, when he was in between his MBA, he got selected in the Indian National Cricket Team. He made his debut in 1996 and played his last match in 2012.

2. Anil Kumble

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He is one of the finest players from the history of cricket and a name for himself.As a right-arm leg spin bowler, he took 619 wickets in Test cricket and remains the third-highest wicket taker—only behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne—as of 2016.He has completed his schooling from National College Basavanagudi. Later, Kumble graduated as a mechanical engineer from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE).His cricket career lasted from 1989 to 2010.

3. M.S Dhoni ad cricket

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Dhoni captured the hearts and minds of the people with his calm stature and an uncanny ability to captain the team under pressure. He holds a B.Com Degree.

4. Ravichandran Ashwin

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This player has made a name for himself as a regular bowler in ODIs and T20s. He is also a formidable all-rounder in Tests. He came from Tamil Nadu and got the chance to be in the spotlight during Indian Premier League. He holds a Bachelor degree in Information Technology from the reputed SSN College of Engineering in Chennai. Before committing fully to a game, he used to be an employee of Cognizant Technology Solutions.

5. Suresh Raina

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Suresh Raina is also a man who made a name for himself in the golden book of the history of the game.This U.P. born player has played in many matches and is a wonderful batsman.He also has a bachelor of commerce degree. He completed his education before entering the arena for his first official match for India.He was also awarded the Border-Gavaskar scholarship to train at the Australian Cricket Academy.

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Here were some of the cricket players who have completed their education before entering the field altogether. Although the list of name of a cricketer is so many that can not be finished in one article. Neither can be the scope and value of the game and education. I hope you liked the article. Please share your comments.

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