Indian Cricketers and their Educational Qualification

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Here is a list of the Educational qualification of some of the Indian Cricketers:

1. KL Rahul

Educational Qualification: KL Rahul

Lokesh Rahul was born in the city of Bangalore but he grew up in Mangalore. Rahul made his debut in Test Cricket for India in the year 2014. He scored his first century in his 2nd test match. He is the first Indian to score a century in ODI debut and the third Indian to score century in all formats of cricket.

Rahul started his IPL career playing under Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. In 2014 SRH brought him for INR 1 CR. He returned to RCB in 2016 but failed to impress the coaching staff because of which KXIP bought the player in 2018 for INR 11 CR. In his first season at Punjab, he scored the fastest 50 in the history of IPL in just 14 balls. Rahul was made the captain of the squad in 2020 and scored 670 runs in the tournament becoming the highest run getter in the tournament and winning the Orange Cap.

KL Rahul completed his schooling from NITK English Medium School, Surathkal. He graduated from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College situated in Bengaluru. His latest educational qualification is Bachelors in Commerce (B.Com).

2. Ajinkya Rahane

Educational Qualification: Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane, the current vice-captain of India in Test matches was born in Ahmedabad, Gujrat. Rahane is primarily a middle order batsman in Test matches and a top order batsman in limited overs cricket.
Rahane made his T20 international debut in 2011 against England. In 2013 he made his test debut in the Border Gavaskar trophy.
Rahane completed his schooling from SV Joshi High School, Dombivli. Rahane has completed his graduation from University of Mumbai in B.Com.

3. Ravichandran Ashwin

Educational Qualification: Cheteshwar Pujara

Ashwin is primarily a right arm off spin bowler who was born in Chennai. Ashwin is currently the worlds 2nd ranked test bowler. He is the fastest Indian bowler to reach to 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 wickets. He was the leading wicket taker in 2010 ICC World T20 and was also a part in 2011 ICC World Cup win.

Ashwin completed his schooling from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan & St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. He graduated from SSN college of engineering in B.Tech in Information Technology.

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4. Suresh Raina

Educational Qualification: Suresh Raina

Former Indian batsmen Suresh Raina belonged to a military family and had strict parents. He was born in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Raina was a left-handed middle order batsman and a part time off spin bowler. He was one of the best fielders of his era. He is the first Indian batsmen to score a century in all formats of cricket.

Raina made his ODI debut in 2005 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19. He made his Test debut five years later where he scored a century.

Raina made his IPL debut in the first edition of the IPL for Chennai Super Kings. Suresh Raina was signed by Gujrat Lions between 2016-2018. He was also the captain of the side. However, after CSK returned in IPL in 2018 CSK resigned him. He was also the vice-captain of the team. He was the first batsman to score 3000 runs in IPL.

Suresh Raina announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on 15 August 2021 minutes after MS Dhoni announced his farewell to World cricket.

After completing his 12th, Raina decided to pursue a career in cricket. He shifted to Lucknow to go to Guru Gobind Singh Sports College. He then completed his B.Com from Delhi University.

5. MS Dhoni

Educational Qualification: MS Dhoni

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born Ranchi, Bihar. Dhoni captained India’ limited overs match between 2007 to 2017, Test cricket between 2007 to 2014. Under his captaincy India won ICC World T20 in 2007, ICC World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and two Asia Cups one in 2010 and another in 2016.

MS Dhoni is also the captain of Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Under his captain the Thalaivas have won the title thrice (2010,2011,2018). However, when CSK got suspended for two years, he was bought by Rising Pune Super giants in 2016 and was also named as their captain. In 2018 CSK returned to IPL and Dhoni was immediately selected by the owners.

MS Dhoni completed his schooling from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Ranchi, Jharkhand. He went to St. Xavier’s college, Ranchi but he dropped out from the college because he could not manage studies and cricket at the same time. Dhoni was keen to complete his graduation but he missed the final exams.

6. Rohit Sharma

Educational Qualification: Rohit Sharma

Sharma was born and brought up in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The player was first seen in the 2007 ICC World T20 where he replaced Yuvraj Singh. But his international career skyrocketed in 2013 ICC Champions trophy when the young lad was given a chance to open the innings alongside Shikhar Dhawan. Since then, he has played 227 ODI matches, 111 T20 matches and 41 Test matches. Rohit is currently India’s vice-captain in ODIs as well as in T20s.

Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the World who has scored three double centuries in ODI cricket. His scintillating 264 off 173 balls is the highest individual score of all time in One Day Internationals. He is also the captain of Mumbai Indians who have won five titles in twelve seasons of the tournament under his leadership.

Rohit is often known for his naturally gifted talent and is a sweet striker of the ball. He times the ball perfectly without using much power which is why people admire his skills with the willow.

The 34-year-old completed his schooling from Swami Vivekananda International School, Mumbai and is a 12th pass out. He got admitted in the school on basis of a Scholarship because of his excellent performances in school cricket. His childhood coach Dinesh Lad was a teacher at this school.

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7. Virat Kohli

Educational Qualification: Virat Kohli

Virat was born and brought up in New Delhi. Kohli was the captain of India’s U-19 team that won the World Cup in 2008. Soon after winning the World Cup, he debuted against Sri Lanka in an ODI match at the age of 19. Kohli was also a part of the World Cup winning team in 2011 captained under MS Dhoni. Kohli soon established himself as one of the best batsmen in World Cricket after securing the No.1 spot in ICC Rankings for ODI in the year 2013.

MS Dhoni handed over the test match captaincy to Virat Kohli after retiring from Test Cricket in 2014. In 2017 Dhoni stepped down as the captain of the limited overs game and handed over the responsibility to Virat.

Kohli broke a number of records in these years being the player with the most number of centuries in ODI cricket (43) after Sachin Tendulkar (49). He is also the fastest player to reach to 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000 & 12000 runs in ODIs.

Kohli is also the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore and is the first player to score 6000 runs in IPL. But under his captaincy his team has failed to win any title after getting inches closer to the trophy in 2016. RCB lost by eight runs against SRH in the finals.
Virat Kohli completed his schooling from Vishal Bharti Public School, New Delhi. The player has studied till the 12th standard after which he got the chance to lead his nation in the U-19 World Cup.

8. Yuvraj Singh

Educational Qualification: Yuvraj Singh

The former Indian cricketer was born in Chandigarh, Punjab. Yuvraj was a middle order left hand batsmen and a part time slow left arm orthodox bowler. Yuvraj was known for his aggressive way of batting. Yuvraj was the first batsmen to score six sixes in an over in ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 against England. In the same match he also set up the record of scoring the fastest fifty in just 12 balls.

Yuvraj played a massive role in India World Cup winning tournament in 2011. He scored 362 runs and took 15 wickets and was the man of the tournament. In 2011 World Cup he became the first player to take 5 wickets and score a half century in the same match.

Soon after the tournament the world came to know that Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In 2012 he was discharged from the hospital for completing his third and final cycle of chemotherapy and made a international comeback in a t20 match against New Zealand.
In 2019 Yuvraj announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.

Yuvraj completed his graduation from DAV public school in Chandigarh. He finished his graduation from DAV College in B.Com.

9. Sachin Tendulkar

Educational Qualification: Sachin Tendulkar

The greatest batsmen in World Cricket widely known as the ‘Little Master’ was born in Bombay, Maharashtra. Tendulkar was first selected for India’s tour of Pakistan in the year 1989. Sachin made his test debut against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of 16. Sachin is the highest run getter of all time. He is the first batsmen in the world to score one hundred centuries. He is also the first batsmen to score a double hundred in ODI cricket. The ‘Little Master’ holds the record of the most number of runs in ODIs as well as in Test matches. He was named as the player of the tournament in the 2003 ODI World Cup. Sachin said a goodbye to ODI cricket on the day India won the ICC World Cup in 2011. Tendulkar was awarded the ‘Bharat Ratna’ after he retired from Test Cricket in 2013. Tendulkar is India’s youngest person to receive this award.

However, it is said that Sachin could not complete his schooling because of cricket. He failed in 10th standard thrice. Sachin used to go to Indian Education Society’s New English School in Bandra (East), Mumbai.


10. Hardik Pandya

Educational Qualification: Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is an allrounder who was born in Surat, Gujrat. He is a right-handed lower order batsmen and right hand medium fast bowler.

Pandya made his T20 international debut against Australia in 2016 at the age of 22. He made his ODI debut in the same year against New Zealand and also made his test debut against England. Pandya plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Hardik Pandya did not complete his schooling as he failed in the 9th standard and then decided to continue with his cricketing career. He used to go to MK High School in Baroda.

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