Who is the most educated cricketer?
Asked by: Leonard on 17-11-2010

Commented by Binit on 17 Nov, 2010

There have been many cricketers with quality education like Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath of India were engineers from top colleges in Bangalore and even helped Indian team when computers first came into team analysis and I read former Aussie fast bowler Geoff Lawson is an optometrist. Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan captain, is a lawyer while Pakistani legend Imran Khan has a second class degree in Politics and third in Economics from Oxford University. former New Zealand captain Stephen fleming, i hear, has masters degree in arts.

It's difficult to find out which cricketer is how much educated. those who play at international level, know their talent at a very young age and hence concentrate on sporting abilities than books. Having said that, some cricketers who come from smaller nations like Holland, Ireland and others have more chances of higher education cause they're not professsionals. I guess you knew all this already and I promise to keep looking in for more information and update here.

Commented by tanmay on 08 Jan, 2011

I want to remind all that VVS Laxman is a doctor.

Commented by Sumit on 27 Jan, 2011

Hussy Masters
Misbah MBA BSc
Sangakara LLB
fleming MA
Laxman MBBS not completed
Rohit Zaheer Engg not completed

Commented by shruthi on 02 May, 2011

Ravichandran Ashwin ..Mtech IT from a very reputed college in Chennai..

Commented by Anuj Puranik on 14 Jun, 2011

Saeed Anwar, Rashid Latif, Asif Majtuba.. all are Engineers from NED Karachi.

Commented by Naveed Abbas on 21 Nov, 2011

Rameez Raja MBA (Punjab University)

Commented by chetan on 04 Dec, 2013

Rahul dravid B.com
Daniel harris doctor

Commented by Padma on 01 Mar, 2014

K Srikanth is MTech from IIT Chennai

Commented by Aj on 22 Jun, 2014

MS Dhoni Railway Ticket Collector @Kharagpur

Commented by Ila on 24 Jul, 2014

Murali Vijay completed pg in economics in srm university, R Ashwin mtech information technology.

Commented by Rangesh on 21 Oct, 2014

Aavishkar Salvi (Indian Right arm pacer) has a post doctrate in astrophysics. Amey Khuresia (Indian Left handed batsman) got his IAS degree before playing for India. Pramodya Wickramasinghe (Sri Lankan Right arm pacer) is a certified neuro surgeon. Jimmy Maher (Australian wicketkeeper and left handed batsman) is an actuarian and has a PHD in insurance risks and analysis.

Commented by shahbaz wahla on 04 Jan, 2015

Imran Khan is PHd from Oxford University in politics.

Commented by shahbaz wahla on 04 Jan, 2015

Sohaib Maqsood is an MBA.

Commented by Abdul fatah on 10 Feb, 2015

Sohaib Maqsood has master degree in sports sciences Shan masood has degrees of Bachelor of Science (BSc), Sports Management and Science/ Economics

Commented by Tony on 11 Feb, 2015

To the best of my knowledge, Imran Khan does not have a PhD from Oxford; he only studied there as an undergraduate.

Surely one of the most highly educated cricketers is Mike Brearley, ex-England captain, who studied for 7 years at Cambridge University, as undergraduate and graduate student, and is a qualified psychotherapist and psychoanalyst. He also has an Honorary Fellowship at Cambridge and an Honorary Doctorate at Oxford Brookes University. His "Art of Captaincy" is widely regarded as the best book on cricket captaincy.

Commented by William on 07 Apr, 2015

Wahab Riaz (B.Eng - UET Lahore and M.Eng UOR, Canada)

Commented by Atik on 27 Apr, 2015

mushfiqur rahim completed his Graduate and post graduate from jahangir nagar university (1st class)...

Commented by Amit Upadhyay on 05 May, 2015

To the best of my knowledge Sachin Tendulkar is not even 10th passed and Ishant Sharma never completed his 12th.

Commented by Gulzar on 15 Jun, 2015

Virat kohli - 12th passed from new delhi paschim vihar.

Commented by Prajoth P on 10 Jul, 2015

AB de Villiers attended Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Afrikaans High School for Boys, also known as Affies), a public school located in Pretoria. He attended alongside Jacques Rudolph, Heino Kuhn and Francois du Plessis, fellow Titans and South African international cricketers. He is a recipient of the prestigious national medal from the Late Nelson Mandela for a science project

Commented by Alan Watton on 06 Aug, 2015

Surely Mike Brearley must appear in the list

Commented by B Somnath on 09 Sep, 2015

The Great SACHIN TENDULKAR has appeared for HSC (12th standard) - Twelfth but couldn't get through it.

Commented by AHMED on 01 Jan, 2016


Commented by Dileep Gupte on 13 Jan, 2016

Ajit Wadekar former India Captain and left hand batsman is M.Sc. from Mumbai University (Ruia College).
Sunil Gavaskar is Masters Graduate from Mumbai University (St. Xaviers College)

Commented by Prasad Kapre on 14 Jan, 2016

Dr. Chandrakant Patankar, who played for India as a wicket keeper in 1955-56, did his Ph.D at the age of 55 years in Material Management.

Commented by Satish Kumar Rapeti on 14 Feb, 2016

Hahahaha..... what about few cricketers who can't speak at all not of stage fear but lack of education, ex. Inzamam, javed from Pakistan, Shikhar from India: obviously none will be from other countries as their major language would be English obviously

It's no where related to education, but cricketing skills which matters, no doubt, Inzamam, Javed for Pakistan and Shikhar have done well for India in their days.

Commented by V Ramakrishnan on 25 Sep, 2016

Ashwin holds a B.Tech degree from SSN college and Srikkanth holds a BE degree from College of Engg Guindy . VVS Laxman gave up his medical studies to focus on cricket . Past cricketers Venkatraghavan and Prasanna are also qualified engineers . May be Engineers are good at off spin .

Commented by Hameed Sheikh on 05 Oct, 2016

I think all cricketer should have some degrees not only degrees ,they should know the importance of degree also,especially Indian and Pakistani so that they will know that what are the effects and limitations of match fixing. Me Hameed Sheikh From poonch kashmir Doing my B.D.S(dental surgen) From Dr B.R.Ambedkar university.

Commented by Towseef Ramzan on 17 Oct, 2016

Well said Dr Haamid

Commented by Vinay on 30 Oct, 2016

Virat kohli intermediate

Commented by Ammu on 30 Dec, 2016

Murali Vijay and R Ashwin studied in chennai top most colleges.

Commented by Mahrukh Ikram on 02 Feb, 2017

wahab riaz has done BSC n MSC in biotechnology

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