A wise man once said, "A father is his child's first hero."
It is undoubtedly right as from the moment a kid grows up, he/she idolises everything their father does. Be it their father's way of standing, dressing or carrying himself, a child imitates it all. Because for a child, his father is the ultimate superhero in the world.
Do you also aspire to become like your father?
I think most of you would, and so today I am here with a list of some sons who decided to carry on the legacy of their fathers. It is not as easy as it sounds, but these talented kids are at least making an effort.
Brian Christopher Broad is a former English cricketer and broadcaster. Both his children are into cricket. His son Stuart is a fast bowler who plays for England and Nottinghamshire while his daughter, Gemma is a performance analyst with England's One-Day squad.
Former Australian cricketer Geoffrey Robert Marsh has played 50 Test matches and 117 One Day Internationals for Australia. He was Australia's coach when it won the 1999 Cricket World Cup in England. He also coached Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. Both his sons, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh, are also test cricket players.
Considered as one of the best batsmen in the world, 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 was a right-handed batsman who represented the nation until the mid-1990s. He is currently instructing and guiding trials on behalf of Pakistan Cricket Board.
Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan served as the captain of Indian National Cricket Team for the tour to England in 1946. He played six tests; three 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. 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.
Do you know who the first batsman to score a century for India is?
It is Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj. He is called the father figure of Indian cricket. Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj had three sons. His two sons Surinder and Mohinder became test players for the country. His third son Rajinder played first-class cricket. Even his grandson Digvijay is a 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. Alec retired in 2003 after completing 133 Tests and in these matches, he fetched 8463 runs which are the third most for England.
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, he 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 India. 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 renowned that he was included in a list of one hundred Australian Living Treasures by the National Trust of Australia.
His son Austin Waugh's name is written 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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