List of the most educated cricket players and their qualifications

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Most sportspeople’s careers depend on their physical fitness and abilities. Therefore, they don’t take their education careers much seriously. However, many cricketers have completed their diplomas, masters, and even Ph.D. degrees while making a big name for themselves in the sports industry.

Here is a list of some of the famous cricketers who valued education alongside cricket:

1Mike BrearleyMoral ScienceEngland
2Imran KhanPhilosophyPakistan
3Rahul DravidMBAIndia
4Kumar SangakkaraMasters In LawSri Lanka
5Saeed AnwarComputer System EngineeringPakistan
6Javagal SrinathBachelor of EngineeringIndia
7Rameez RajaMBAPakistan
8Geoff LawsonBachelor of OptometryAustralia
9Ravichandran AshwinInformation TechnologyIndia


1. Mike Brearley | Education – Moral Science

Mike Brearly is a retired professional cricketer from England. During his career, he became the captain of Cambridge University, Middlesex, and England. While playing cricket, he continues his education in classical and moral sciences as a postgraduate student.

2. Imran Khan | Education – Philosophy

Ever since Pakistan became an official cricket member of ICC, only one world cup was won by the team – 1992 under the skipper (Imran Khan). After completing his college study, he went to England for graduate study. Khan enrolled in Keble College, Oxford, and studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics for three years. In 2005 Khan was appointed as the chancellor of the University of Bradford.

3. Rahul Dravid | Education – MBA

Dravid is well known as “The Great Wall of India” in their batting line-up. After completing his study in Bangalore, he enrolled in the MBA program from St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration before getting selected for the Indian team line-up.

4. Kumar Sangakkara | Education | Masters In Law

One of the dominant cricketers of Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, who scored big runs in all three formats T20, ODI, and Test, has done Masters. He might have retired from professional cricket but holds a solid academic career as he finished his Masters’ in Law from the University of Colombo.

5. Saeed Anwar | Education | Computer Engineering

One of the best openers Pakistan cricket team ever had, Anwar, who scored more than 12000 runs international career runs, is a computer engineer. He studied at NED university, completing his computer system engineering course.

6. Javagal Srinath | Education – BSIT

Srinath, who represented his Indian team in 67 tests, 229 ODI’s, and took 500+ wickets in both editions, holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Instrumentation Technology from Sri Lanka.

7. Rameez Raja | Education – MBA

Not all Pakistan players completed their education but some hold degrees. Rameez Raja, one of the legendary cricketers of 1992 world cup winner with Imran, holds a degree in MBA. He is a graduate with an MBA degree from Punjab University.

8. Geoff Lawson | Education | Bachelor in Optometrist

The 64-year-old, who played 46 test matches and 76 ODi’s for the team of Australia, is a qualified Optometrist with a degree in Bachelor of Optometry from the University of New South Wales.

9. Ravichandran Ashwin | Education | BSIT

Ashwin is listed among one of the best Indian spin bowlers. He completed his education in degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. The degree is of high worth in India as the country is considered one of the most significant tech hubs in the world.

10. Misbah-Ul-Haq | Education | MBA

He is well known as the wall of Pakistan batting line-up. He often comes on 4th and 5th place batting line-up to help his team build up a good fighting score. Misbah-ul-Haq holds an MBA degree.

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