5 Cricketers who played the game while continuing education

5 Cricketers who played the game while continuing education

There are some athletes who gave education an equal amount of importance like their career in sports.

Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma. (Photo by Matt King-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Playing any sports professional requires a lot of time. If we consider a student’s life, sports can take up a lot of time from their daily schedule. In that situation, it becomes pretty difficult for a student to continue his studies while also playing professional sports.

There have been many cricketers who have admitted to leaving their education in the middle to pursue their career. It has obviously been beneficial for many successful sportspersons as it gives them more time to focus on those sports. However, there are some athletes who give education an equal amount of importance like their career in sports.

Let us take a look at five cricketers who played the game while continuing education:

1. Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag
Riyan Parag. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL has been a stage where every year, a young player comes and showcases his talent. At the 2019 edition, it was Riyan Parag. After being a crucial member of the U-19 Indian squad which won the World cup in 2018, Parag got an IPL contract with Rajasthan Royals.

Parag played seven matches last season and scored 160 runs at a strike rate of 127. In one of the matches, he scored 49 off just 31 balls in difficult run-chase against Kolkata to help his team to a win. He also picked up two wickets. Born in 2001, Parag is just 18 years old and would feature once again in the IPL 2020.

He represented Assam in the Ranji season of 2019-20. He had even scored a century in the Ranji season. In an interview recently, he revealed that he appeared for his 12th Board examination after the Ranji trophy. He also said that he will continue his studies while also concentrating on cricket.