5 Indian cricketers who don’t have degrees and who have proven that passion also pays very well

Indian cricket has changed drastically from previous standards, and youngsters have started to focus on the game rather than their schoolwork, surprisingly. Many families were afraid to let their children thrive in sport, but things have changed and many parents now prefer sport to school.

The popularity of the IPL was the catalyst for the emergence of the game. In the past, Indian cricket was different and only a few players made it to the international stage without first attending university.

Here are the 5 Indian cricket legends who have no degrees:

1. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket and he holds the majority of records.

The 47-year-old has represented India in 200 Tests, 463 One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International, scoring 15,926, 18,426 and 10 runs respectively in those forms.

The master blaster is the only batsman in history to score 100 centuries in international cricket and was the first batsman to achieve a double century in one-day internationals.

Sachin progressed through the levels of school cricket and at the age of 14 he was invited to the Mumbai Ranji cricket team. He made his debut in India at the age of 16 and continued to play cricket until his retirement. Sachin chose to focus on cricket rather than education after failing the HSC test for 10th class.

2. Shikhar Dhawan

The Delhi left fly-half has long been a regular for India in one-day internationals and has also had a successful career in the 50+ format. Having made his debut in 2010, he has 5808 runs in 139 ODIs and established one of the most successful opening pairings in Indian cricketing history with Rohit Sharma. In his career, he achieved 17 centuries and 30 fifty for an average of 45.

Dhawan attended St. Marks Secondary Public School in Paschim Vihar, Delhi but had to drop out after grade 12 to focus on his cricket career. With 505 points in seven innings at the 2004 U-19 World Cup for India, he still holds the record for most points in a single tournament.

3. Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya, India’s best all-rounder in modern times, came from poor beginnings and failed his Class 9 exams, forcing him to drop out after his school demanded payments (which, according to the cricketer they had agreed to give up at the start).

4.MS Dhoni

According to several reports, Dhoni failed or failed to appear for his semester exams in 2010 during his freshman year of B Com at St Xavier’s College, Ranchi, due to his busy schedule as an Indian cricket captain . He then failed his first semester exams for his bachelor’s degree in business management and secretarial practice. The college denied him his degree in 2013.

5. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the best match-winner India has ever produced, and he has always set the bar extremely high. The right-hander is one of the few batters in the history of international cricket to average over 50 in all forms. He had crushed the bowlers and was one of the most talented hitters of the decade. When he retires, he is expected to break the majority of game records.

Kohli completed her education from Savior Convent Secondary School in Paschim Vihar, Delhi, and opted to drop out after grade 12.

His great career, however, will go down as one of the best ever, and he is currently the captain of the Indian cricket team. The 33-year-old is one of the most physically fit cricketers on the planet.