Sachin Tendulkar, Hardik Pandya, Zaheer Khan, Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni are among the cricket stars who have made the country proud hundreds of times, who could not find time to complete their studies for the sake of the game.
Sachin Tendulkar studied till 12th. Hardik Pandya dropped school after failing in 9th. Zaheer Khan is an engineering college dropout. Rahul Dravid had put MBA on hold. Kapil Dev is also a college dropout. MS Dhoni could not complete his graduation. These are all those people who worked hard to do what they set out to do and became successful. Although could not spare time for studies but made the country proud.
Kapil Dev (College Dropout) – Kapil Dev, the first Indian captain to bring home the World Cup trophy in 1983, also decided to drop out of college to go full throttle in the athlete life. Based on his achievements, can say that his decision was right. (AFP)
Sachin Tendulkar (Studded up to 12th)- The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar allegedly failed his HSC examination multiple times. Media reports suggest that he passed later and studied only till class 12 from Shardashram Vidyamandir School in Mumbai. After this, from the age of 16, he started playing for the country. The hard work with which he developed his talent is in front of all of us, he gave many times an opportunity to make the country feel proud.
Zaheer Khan (Engineering College Dropout)- Zaheer Khan passed HSC exam with 83%. Also secured a seat in Pravara College of Engineering. When he was selected to play in Mumbai’s U-19 team, his father allowed him to focus more on his sport rather than college. After this, he remained fully involved in sports, dropped the college.
Rahul Dravid (MBA put on hold) – Rahul Dravid was equally talented both on the field and in the classroom. After passing out from school, Dravid completed his commerce graduation from St. Joseph’s College. After this chose to do MBA. During his MBA, he got a call from Team India, so he chose sports.
MS Dhoni (could not graduate)- Dhoni did his schooling from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir School. He got 66% in 10th and 56% in 12th. In 1999, he took admission in B.Com in Gossener College through sports quota, but due to busy schedule, could not study regularly in the course. That’s why the graduation degree was not received from the college. In August 2011, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by De Montfort University (University of UK).
Hardik Pandya (failed in 9th)- Presently India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya was from a simple family. He could not pass the class 9 examination. Then paying the school fees was one of the difficult tasks for him. After failing, he left studies and focused on cricket. He also played very well in junior-level cricket.