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Engineers who turned out to be cricketers

Here are five Indian cricketers who graduated as engineers in different fields.

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It's commonly claimed that in India, studying engineering provides insights into life from various perspectives which aid in deciding the future course of life and career path. Well, that should come as no surprise considering that there are more than 3000 engineering institutes in the nation. There are several causes for this preoccupation with engineering.

Given this context, it becomes very challenging for an Indian citizen to pursue something as commonplace as, say, sports. To excel as a sportsperson in India, one typically needs outstanding skills. Indians who are engineers have also achieved at the top levels in sports. As unbelievable as it may seem, it is the case and a testament to the commitment of these engineers, who went on to become legends of the game.

On Engineer's Day, we present to you a few engineers who became cricketers and excelled in the sport:

1. Anil Kumble - Mechanical Engineer 

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The highest wicket-taker for India in international cricket, Anil Kumble is considered to be one of the finest spinners to ever play the game. The tall and lanky spinner from Karnataka made his Test debut for India in 1990 against England and went on to play 132 Tests and 271 ODIs, thereby picking up 619 and 337 wickets, respectively. 

Before becoming a cricketer, Anil Kumble was a dedicated student as well. He completed his 10th from National High School, Basavanagudi, and then finished his 12th from National Pre-University College Basavanagudi. Kumble went on to study mechanical engineering at the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering (RVCE) and graduated with a BE in Mechanical Engineering in 1992.

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