India has had many cricketers who excelled in cricket as well as studies. The likes of R Ashwin, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, and Javagal Srinath are among the cricketers who never neglected studies.
Although it's very hard to manage both studies and sports, and marks or a degree isn't a parameter to judge someone especially if they have skills in other fields.
Former India captain MS Dhoni, and his successor Virat Kohli were not among the best in studies. Like a typical sportsperson, they studied for passing marks only and were average.
Talking about Dhoni's marks in 10th and 12th board, the 38-year-old had himself revealed about it on his visit to Virender Sehwag's school back in 2017. He got 56 percent marks in the 12th and 66 percent in the 10th standard. It was tough to focus on studies as he had to do a lot of traveling for cricket which is shown in his biopic.
Kohli, on the other hand, was not very much studious either. During a chat with Graham Bensinger, he admitted how tough it was to even get the passing marks. “So in Math, we used to have exams and the maximum marks we could get in 100, right. I used to get 3, I was that good. And I did not understand, why someone would even want to learn math. I could not understand the complications behind it, I have never used those formulas in life”, Virat had said in 2019 during a chat show ‘In Depth With Graham Bensinger’.
“I just wanted to get through my 10th Grade exam because they used to happen at a state level and after that, you could choose if you wanted to continue with math or not. I’m telling you, have never worked that hard in cricket the way I did to pass in that exam,” he added.