Cricket is the second-most-followed sport in the globe. The bat-ball game has well and truly entertained the fans for several decades now.
The sport has come up with several formats to keep the fans engaged at the best scene. The game has witnessed ODI, Test, T20I formats in the international circuit.
On the other hand, we have also relished, rejoiced the domestic formats that includes premier T20 competitions. The likes of IPL, BBL, PSL, BPL, LPL and CPL have been a complete entertaining package for the fans.
At the same time, we have seen the cricketers’ fathers who have also played for the same nation. In this article, we will take a look at the players’ fathers who represented their nation.
1. Lala Amarnath – Mohinder Amarnath
Lala Amarnath made his debut for the Indian national cricket team in 1933 has been one of the oldest players in Indian cricket history.
He played as many as 24 Test matches for India. He scored 878 runs at an average of 24.38. On the other hand, his son Mohinder played a significant role in the World Cup-winning campaign for India in 1983 with consecutive match-winning performances.
2. David Bairstow – Jonny Bairstow
For the unversed, David Bairstow plied his trade as a wicketkeeper for England from 1979 to 1984. He represented the England cricket team in four Tests and 21 ODIs where he scored one half-century.
Although David Bairstow didn’t play much international cricket, his son Jonny Bairstow has made him proud. Jonny Bairstow has represented England in 87 Tests, 95 ODIs, and 63 T20Is. Notably, he is one of the best attacking batters in the modern era.
3. Chris Broad – Stuart Broad
Chris Broad plied his trade as an opening batsman for England (1984 to 1989). He was a specialist left-handed batter by trait and has represented the country in 25 Tests and 34 ODIs. He scored 7 centuries to his name.
The veteran had a fabulous first-class career. He scored 50 centuries and 105 fifties in his heydays. On the other hand, his son Stuart Broad played 156 Tests, 121 ODIs, and 56 T20Is for England. Notably, he is one of the best pacers in the world. He has taken 552 wickets in Tests.
4. Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh – Geoff Marsh
Geoff Marsh was an opening batter for Australia (1985 to 1992). After his retirement, he plied his trade as the Australian coach in the 1999 World Cup title-winning campaign.
As a cricketer, he represented Australia in 50 Tests and 117 ODIs. He scored 13 centuries and 37 fifties. Notably, two of his sons namely Mitchell Marsh and Shaun Marsh donned the Australian outfit.
5. Roger Binny – Stuart Binny
Roger Binny has represented the Indian cricket team in 27 Tests and 72 ODIs (1979 to 1987). He has hit six half-centuries and also took wickets when it mattered the most.
On the other hand, his son Stuart Binny also played for India. He was in and out of the Indian team. Notably, he bowled one of the most spectacular spells against Bangladesh in an ODI. The former Indian cricketer had registered 6/4 and helped India script a scintillating win.