Pakistani Cricketers and their Education

4 Pakistani Cricketers and their Education Qualifications

Hello, readers! Today I’m going to tell you about some of the most educated Pakistani cricketers who have surprised the world with their academic prowess.

You might think that cricketers are only good at hitting sixes and taking wickets, but some of them are also good at hitting books and taking exams. Here are four examples of Pakistani cricketers who have achieved impressive educational qualifications along with their cricketing careers.

Imran Khan

imran khan, former Pakistan PM and Cricket Player

The legendary all-rounder and World Cup-winning captain is not only a politician but also a scholar.

He studied at the prestigious Aitchison College in Lahore and then went to England to attend the Royal Grammar School.

He graduated from Keble College, Oxford, with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He was also the chancellor of the University of Bradford for a while, but had to quit because he was too busy saving Pakistan from corruption and inflation.

I wonder if he ever used his philosophy skills to confuse the umpires or his economics skills to negotiate his contracts.

Saeed Anwar

The stylish left-handed opener was one of the best batsmen of his era, scoring over 12,000 runs for Pakistan. He also holds the record for the highest individual score in an ODI against India, when he smashed 194 runs in Chennai in 1997.

But did you know that he is also a computer engineer? He graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology in Karachi with a degree in Computer System Engineering.

He decided to skip his Masters degree to focus on cricket, which was probably a wise decision considering how much money he made from playing and endorsing Pepsi.

Maybe he also used his computer skills to hack into the opposition’s dressing room or to create his own cricket video game.

saeed anwar

Rameez Raja

Rameez Raja

The former opener and captain is now a famous commentator and analyst. He is known for his eloquent and witty commentary, which often makes us laugh or cringe.

He is also one of the few Pakistani batsmen to score 10,000 first-class runs. But did you know that he is also an MBA graduate? He completed his Masters in Business Administration from Punjab University.

He is also the first player in ODI history to be dismissed for “obstructing the field” against England in Karachi in 1987, which shows that he was not very good at business ethics. Maybe he used his MBA skills to market himself as a commentator or to negotiate his deals with various broadcasters.


The former middle-order batsman and captain is known for his calm and composed temperament and his aggressive stroke play. He led Pakistan to many memorable victories, including the 2009 T20 World Cup and the 2016 Test series in England.

He is also the oldest player to score a Test century, when he made 101 not out against Australia in Abu Dhabi in 2014 at the age of 40.

But did you know that he is also a highly educated person? He has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Lahore and a master’s degree in sports management from Australia.

He is also currently pursuing a PhD in sports psychology from Islamabad. Maybe he used his education to manage his team better or to cope with the pressure of playing for Pakistan.


So there you have it, four highly educated Pakistani cricketers who have proved that cricket and education can go hand in hand. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and learned something new about these amazing players. If you liked this post, please share it with your friends and family, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more interesting and funny content. Thank you for reading!

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