Talented Father-Son Jodi’s of Famous Sports Stars…


The Tendulkars (Cricket)

Sachin and Arjun Tendulkar can perhaps be called the first family of cricket. An rising star in junior and local cricket, Arjun has a long way to go and a tall order to match his father’s high standards. But he has the best teacher, that’s for sure.

The Gavaskars (Cricket)

Before the Tendulkars, the Gavaskars were perhaps the most famous cricketing family from India. Rohan and Sunil both played international cricket, even though the younger Gavaskar found it tough to live up to his father’s legacy. Rohan has now also followed his father into cricket coverage, doing commentary and hosting shows.

The Singhs (Cricket)

Yograj, a right-arm medium fast bowler, played in six ODIs and one Test. He, however, could not find more opportunities to show his talent. Yograj, however, made sure his son does not meet the same fate in cricket. Flamboyant Yuvraj rose up the ranks steadily to become one of India’s finest ODI players. He was a member of the 2007 World T20 winning team and played a major role in India’s 2011 World Cup triumph where he was adjudged the ‘Player of the Tournament’.

The Broads (Cricket)

Currently a cricket official, Chris Broad (left) is a former English cricketer. Chris was an opening batsman and scored six centuries in 26 innings. His son, Stuart is a fast bowler and plays all three formats of the game.As of 2016, he was ranked as the third best bowler in the ICC Test Bowling Rating.

The Amritrajs (Tennis)

The Amritraj family’s contribution to Indian tennis is unmatched. Vijay made two quarterfinal appearances at the Wimbledon (1973, 1981). His career-high ranking was 16. At his peak, Vijay defeated players like Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. He captained the Davis Cup team and helped it reach the finals in 1974 & 1987. His son Prakash represented India in Davis Cup.

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