How much did Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni secure in class 10 and class 12 examinations?
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are two of the iconic cricketers from India ever. Both of them have performed excellently well with the bat and helped India win matches on their own. Not only that, but both of them have also even captained the side to greater heights.
However, they have not been the same when it comes to their academics. MS Dhoni got 66 per cent in 10th standard and 56 per cent in 12th standard.
He used to travel to Ranchi to play cricket matches when he was in class 12. His biopic MS Dhoni-The Untold Story, released back in September 2016 showcased his journey. MS Dhoni also revealed it during his visit to Virender Sehwag’s school in Delhi.
When it comes to Virat Kohli, he was not even good in studies. Kohli was very weak in Mathematics and even failed to cross the single-digit mark out of 100.
Kohli revealed that he was very weak in Mathematics.
“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’.
He revealed that he found Mathematics a lot harder than playing cricket. He just wanted to pass Class 10 by any means, because after that he could choose whether to opt for Maths or not.
“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.
It is very tough for a youngster to put equal focus in cricket as well as academics. The great Sachin Tendulkar could not pass the 10th Board Examinations and even did not reappear for it. However, cricketers like VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath fared well both in cricket and academics.
Both Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are currently spending their time away from the game. Kohli will be itching to get on to the field as soon as international cricket starts. On the other hand, MS Dhoni has been away from cricket for close to a year. There has been a lot of speculations involving his future. It remains to be soon what the veteran does.