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5 best father-son duos in cricket

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75.29K   //    04 Dec 2015, 12:37 IST

The history of cricket has been witness to quite a few instances of two or more members from the same family have played the game. Siblings, cousins, uncles, nephews, grandchildren – the sport has seen it all. There have also been a few families where both father and son have represented a cricketing nation.While not all father-son duos have done too well in terms of performance, there have been a few exceptions when both have been able to carve a separate niche for themselves as international cricketers.We take a closer look at 5 of the best father-son duos in the world of cricket:

#5 The Amarnath Family

Lala and Mohinder Amarnath – two of Indian cricket’s most valued servants

Father - Lala Amarnath

Son - Mohinder Amarnath

India’s most popular father-son cricketing duo is that of Lala Amarnath and Mohinder Amarnath, Although Lala had two other sons in Surinder and Rajinder, Mohinder was the one who had the most prominent career among the three.

Lala Amarnath had a long career in terms of years, however, he only played 24 Tests for India in which he scored 878 runs and took 45 wickets. His best performances with both bat and ball came against England, a highest score of 119 on debut in Mumbai and 5 for 96 at Manchester.

Mohinder Amarnath is one of the best batsmen to have played the game for India and produced some memorable performances in his career. Unlike his father, it took Mohinder 8 long years to score his first Test ton, but he went on to get 10 more after that. One of his great achievements was to win the Man of the Match award at the 1983 World Cup final, which India won.

Among their noticeable similarities was the fact that they were both medium pacers.

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