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6 Indian cricket stars who are Engineering graduates

Modified 15 Sep 2020
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3. EAS Prasanna

Erapalli Prasanna played for the Indian cricket team from 1962 to 1978. He represented the nation in 49 Test matches, picking up 189 wickets.

The right-arm off-break bowler bowled 602 maiden overs in his Test career and troubled a whole lot of batsmen with his spin bowling. Prasanna holds an engineering degree to his name from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru.

2. Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan

S Venkataraghavan is the third off-spin bowler to feature on this list. The now 75-year-old played 72 international matches for the Indian cricket team and picked up 161 wickets.

An engineering graduate from the College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai, Venkataraghavan also became a member of ICC's elite umpires panel following his retirement.

Although he achieved a lot in his career, certain fans feel he was born in the wrong era as the Indian cricket team already had three front-line spinners apart from Venkataraghavan at the time.


1. Krishnamachari Srikkanth, member of 1983 World Cup winning Indian cricket team

Krishnamachari Srikkanth of India
Krishnamachari Srikkanth of India

One of India's finest opening batsmen, Krishnamachari Srikkanth studied electrical engineering and graduated from the College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai before becoming a full-time cricketer.

Srikkanth played 145 ODI innings for India and opened in all of them. He scored over 4,000 ODI runs at an average of 29.01, including four centuries and 27 fifties.

He also played 43 Test matches during his 11-year-long playing career and scored 2,062 runs, which included a couple of hundreds.

His most significant achievement was emerging as the top-scorer in India's historic 1983 World Cup final victory over the West Indies. Opening the innings with Sunil Gavaskar, Srikkanth scored 38 runs off 57 deliveries and helped India post 183 runs on the board.

Published 15 Sep 2020, 15:43 IST
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