How cricketers are wishing their dads and spending Father's Day
The third Sunday of June has been widely recognised the world over as Father's Day, celebrating fatherhood and the influence that fathers have had on their children. The support that fathers (and parents) provide during the formative years of their kids is very crucial in how a child can go on to become a sportsperson in the future.
Many famous cricketers have been highly influenced by their fathers since they started their cricketing journey. While some cricketers might have been fortunate to be born into a cricketing family, others have had to build their reputation in the game of cricket from a very young age along with strong backing from their families.
Some of them have taken to social media to wish their fathers as well as celebrate their own experiences of being a father. As most of the world celebrates Father's Day in many different ways, we take a look at how the cricketing fraternity is celebrating this joyous day.
Here are the tweets made by some of the present and former cricketers:
Indian batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar:
Indian batsman, Virat Kohli:
Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag:
My father told me if u bcum a player&earn money open an institution where kids can study,stay&play.Wish He was here to see@SehwagSchoolSIS— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 19, 2016
Indian batsman, Ajinkya Rahane:
Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh:
Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir:
My most valuable possession. pic.twitter.com/KcmTGRKEJx— GGF (@GautamGambhir) June 19, 2016
West Indies all-rounder, Darren Sammy:
Bangladesh cricketer, Mushfiqur Rahim:
Wishing all the fathers a happy father's day... pic.twitter.com/0QCwaT64w0— Mushfiqur Rahim (@mushfiqur15) June 18, 2016
Former South African opener, Herschelle Gibbs:
Former England batsman, Michael Vaughan:
Former England bowler, Matthew Hoggard:
Great Father's Day card !! pic.twitter.com/0FsPibZ728— Matthew hoggard (@Hoggy602) June 19, 2016
Former England all-rounder, Ronnie Irani:
Father’s Day can be tough for those who have lost theirs. RIP all Dad's who can't be here today and will always be missed and loved.— Ronnie Irani (@RonnieIrani) June 19, 2016