It is a famous quote in India that people first peruse engineering before deciding what to do with their lives. In a country like India, where theoretical knowledge seems to be the biggest knowledge, pursuing your dream is a very difficult task. So, people first try to become something like engineers and then find ways to live their dreams.
However, there have been many cricketers who have dropped out of school and college to pursue their dream. People often praise them for working hard for their dreams. But do you know that India has been blessed to have many players with high-level engineering degrees? So, in this article, we will discuss the top 5 Indian cricketers with engineering degrees.
5. Krishnamachari Srikkanth, 1983 World Cup winner
Srikkanth, known as one of India’s finest opening batters, initially pursued a career in electrical engineering. He graduated from the College of Engineering, Guindy, in Chennai. However, his destiny led him to become a celebrated cricketer. In his illustrious cricketing career, Srikkanth featured in 145 ODIs for India, consistently opening the batting. He amassed more than 4,000 runs in ODIs, maintaining an average of 29.01.
His impressive record included four centuries and 27 fifties, showcasing his prowess as a top-order batsman. In the Test arena, Srikkanth played 43 matches during his 11-year-long career. He accumulated 2,062 runs, which included two centuries. Yet his most memorable feat was his pivotal role as the top scorer in India’s historic 1983 World Cup final victory over the West Indies. Opening alongside Sunil Gavaskar, Srikkanth contributed 38 runs off 57 deliveries, aiding India in posting a total of 183 runs.