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These Are The 10 Iconic Father-Son Duos Of Cricket

Cricket has always been the most loved and celebrated sports of all times. The game of generations had involved many father-son duos. In this article we bring you 10 father-son duos, have a look :

  1. Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi and Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi :
September 1931: Iftikhar Ali (1910 - 1952), Nawab of Pataudi, who set a record for the annual cricket match against Cambridge whilst he was at Oxford, with 238 runs, and went on to have outstanding success in English cricket. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
September 1931: Iftikhar Ali (1910 – 1952), Nawab of Pataudi, who set a record for the annual cricket match against Cambridge whilst he was at Oxford, with 238 runs, and went on to have outstanding success in English cricket. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Nawabs of Pataudi have played many matches for the Indian cricket team. The senior Nawab played a total of 6 Test matches and went on to score a century in his debut match for India. He is the only player to have played for both India and England. His son, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi has also played an instrumental part in the Indian cricket team and was one of the finest cricketers. He became the youngest test captain.

2. Lala and Mohinder Amarnath:

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Lala Amarnath was the finest all-rounders of his time. He became the first cricketer to score a century in Test match. His both the sons, Surinder and Mohinder Amarnath were cricketers and this father-son duo were the only duo to score a century in their debut matches. However, his younger son Mohinder Amarnath was one of the most talented players, he played a crucial role in the World Cup 1983. He became man of the match in both the semi-finale and finale match in World cup.

3. Lebrun and Learie Constantine:

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Lebrun and Learie Constantine, this father-son duo went on to create history as they went on to turn the tides. They became the greatest players of Caribbean cricket and that too at that time when Black men were treated as the slaves. Their journey from slaves to the greatest players is something you can’t miss.

4. Colin and Chris Cowdrey:

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This father-son duo became the second father-son duo to lead the English cricket team. While Colin became the first player to play more than 100 test matches, on the other hand, his son Chris Cowdrey made a power-packed debut by dismissing Kapil Dev in the first over of his first match.

5. Geoff and Shaun and Mitch Marsh:

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Geoff Marsh, the former cricketer and coach of Australian, led the country to win World Cup. He passed on his skills to both of his sons, while his eldest son, Shaun is an aggressive opener, the younger son Mitch, on the other hand, is a talented all-rounder.

6. Peter and Shaun Pollock:

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Shaun Pollock, the South-African player is one of the most talented all-rounders of the squad. He went on to play 100Test matches for his National team. On the other hand, his father Peter Pollock was a premier fast bowler for the South African team.

 

7. Chris and Stuart Broad:

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While Chris was the opening batsman for England cricket team, his son Stuart Broad is the famous English fast bowler. He also holds the record for highest runs by a number nine player in a Test match.

8. Sunil and Rohan Gavaskar :

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While Sunil Gavaskar is one of the legendary cricketers of India, his son Rohan Gavaskar couldn’t make as much name as his father.

9. Yograj and Yuvraj Singh:

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Yograj Singh had played only one Test and ODI for India, however, his son Yuvraj Singh became the most crucial player of Indian cricket team. His heroics T20 and ODI World Cup made him earn the man of the tournaments. He has played a very crucial role in Indian cricket team.

10. Roger and Stuart Binny:

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Roger Binny is one of the finest finest all-rounders of Indian cricket team. He went on to take the highest number of wickets in the 1983 World Cup. Stuart Binny is also an all-rounder and plays for Indian cricket team.

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Unnati Madan

Unnati Madan is a senior cricket writer, with more than 5 years of experience in cricket writing. Here you will read some of the most entertaining cricket news, tweet reports, and cricket stories by Unnati. She also takes keen interest in poetry and has been awarded as the 'Writer of the year' by Quora.

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