"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry." - William Shakespeare
A father is called his child's first hero. Right from the childhood, a kid idolizes everything his father does. From the way he gets dressed to the way he stands and carries himself, a child imitates it all. Because for a child, his father is the ultimate human being in the world.
Did you also aspire to become like your father?
Because there are many sons who decided to carry on the legacy of their popular fathers. Yes! They decided to move ahead in the footsteps of their father and tried becoming as famous as them.
Here is the list of such cricketer fathers and their sons who made it huge in cricket.
Brian Christopher Broad, a former English cricketer, and broadcaster now represents as a cricket official. The even more amazing thing being that his both children are into cricket. Yes! His son Stuart is a fast bowler who plays for both England and Nottinghamshire. His daughter, on the other hand, Gemma is a performance analyst with England's One-Day squad.
Geoffrey Robert Marsh is former Australian cricketer who has played 50 Test matches and 117 One Day Internationals for Australia. He was the coach of Australia when it won the 1999 Cricket World Cup in England. He later coached Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
His both sons Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh have played Test Cricket.
Considered as one of the best batsmen in the world in the past, Hanif Mohammad was a Pakistani cricketer. You will be amazed to know that in his obituary, ESPNcricinfo gave him the title of the original Little Master which was later given to Sunil Gavaskar and then to Sachin Tendulkar.
Hanif Mohammad's son Shoaib Mohammad walked on his father's footprints and was a right-handed batsman who portrayed the nation until the mid-1990s. He is currently instructing and guiding trials on behalf of Pakistan Cricket Board.
Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan was a Nawab of Pataudi who served as the captain of Indian National Cricket Team for the tour to England in 1946. Did you know that he is among those few cricketers who have played test matches for two nations? Yes! He played six Tests, in which three were as a captain of Indian team while the other three were for England.
His son, Mansoor Ali Khan was an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian Cricket Team. The amazing thing about this man is that he became the captain of the team when he was 21, even when there were players more experienced than him. He is still known for being one of the best cricket captains the country ever had.
Did you know who is the first batsman to score a century for India?
It is Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj. He is called the father figure of Indian cricket. And when it comes to following the cricketing tradition, Amarnath family is the perfect example.
Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj had 3 sons. His two sons Surinder & Mohinder became Test players for the country. His third son Rajinder played first-class cricket. Even his grandson Digvijay is a current first-class player.
Former cricketer and coach, Michael James Stewart is recalled as Surrey legend. His son, Alec James Stewart OBE is a former English cricketer, and former captain of the England cricket team. Did you know he retired in 2003 after completing 133 Tests, big no? All these tests fetched him 8463 runs which are the third most for England after players Alastair Cook and Graham Gooch.
Peter Maclean Pollock is a retired South African cricketer. He was voted a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1966. According to The Times of India report, played 28 Tests in which he took 116 wickets. His son, Shaun Maclean Pollock was an all-rounder cricketer who served as the captain of the South African cricket team and brought laurels to the nation.
Sachin Tendulkar is no doubt one of the most revered sportsmen in the country or even in the world. Following his father's path, the 18-year-old Arjun Tendulkar is also working hard to make his name in the world of cricket. In a conversation with BBC, Arjun said, "I used to play many sports as a kid, football, swimming, running, taekwondo. And then cricket just developed, while everything else took a back seat."
Stephen Rodger Waugh (famous as Steve Waugh) is a former Australian cricketer. According to ABC News, he was so famous that he was included in a list of one hundred Australian Living Treasures by the National Trust of Australia.
His son Austin Waugh has his name in Australia's squad for 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. It was his standout performance in the under 15 and under 17 national tournaments that rose him to fame.
It is believed that Vijay Laxman Manjrekar was probably the best player of fast-bowling who has ever played for India. He was small in size but still faced the fastest bowlers with a style.
His son Sanjay Manjrekar has also served the country as a known cricketer. He is now a TV commentator.
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