Like Father Like Son: These Kids Stepped in Their Father's Shoes and Made Them Proud 

These kids are following their father's footsteps. 

Like Father Like Son: These Kids Stepped in Their Father's Shoes and Made Them Proud 
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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. 

Chris Broad and his son Stuart Broad

Chris Broad and his son Stuart Broad

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. 

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Geoff Marsh and his sons Shaun and Mitchell Marsh

Geoff Marsh and his sons Shaun and Mitchell Marsh

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. 

Hanif Mohammad and his son Shoaib Mohammad

Hanif Mohammad and his son Shoaib Mohammad

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. 

Iftikhar Ali Khan and his son Mansoor Ali Khan

Iftikhar Ali Khan and his son Mansoor Ali Khan

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. 

Lala Amarnath and his sons Mohinder and Surinder

Lala Amarnath and his sons Mohinder and Surinder

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.

Micky Stewart and his son Alec Stewart

Micky Stewart and his son Alec Stewart

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 Pollock and his son Shaun Pollock

Peter Pollock and his son Shaun Pollock

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 and his son Arjun Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar and his son Arjun Tendulkar

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 and his son Austin Waugh

Stephen Rodger Waugh and his son Austin Waugh

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. 

Vijay Manjrekar and his son Sanjay Manjrekar 

Vijay Manjrekar and his son Sanjay Manjrekar 

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. 

Cover Image source: India Times, Sportskeeda

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