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Meet The Parents Of The Indian Cricket Team


The Indian cricket team is one of the favourites at the ongoing ICC World Cup. A stellar cast of performers have been assembled with the task of bringing the World Cup trophy home.

With one of the best batsman in the world in the form of Virat Kohli and bowlers like the ever-improving Jasprit Bumrah in their ranks, team India have a decent chance. Throw the experience of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and others into the mix and the Indian cricket team looks a powerful contender. 

But, while we cheer and celebrate each win with Team India, shouldn't we also look behind the scenes to find out who put these champs on the path to becoming winners?

The parents of the Indian cricketers have contributed greatly to their success. While some parents were financially stable and could support their children, others had to work hard and make sacrifices to ensure their children made it to the top of the cricketing world.

To know more such facts about players who make up Team India, flip through the pages of our ClipBook.


Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, the current captain of the Indian cricket team, was born on 5 November 1988 in Delhi. His father, late Prem Kohli, was a criminal lawyer while his mother, Saroj, is a housewife.

Ms Dhoni

MS Dhoni was born on 5 July 1981 in Bihar. His father, Pan Singh, was a manager at MECON and his mother, Devaki Devi, is a housewife. He has an elder brother, Narendra Singh Dhoni, who is a politician.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Gurunath Sharma was born in 1987 in Maharashtra. His father, Gurunath Sharma, was employed with a transport company, while his mother, Purnima, is a housewife.

Jasprit Bumrah

India's death over specialist Jasprit Bumrah is deeply attached to his mother and sister. Tragically, his father contracted Hepatitis B and passed away when Jasprit was just seven years old. His mother Daljit took charge of the family and raised h...

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan was born on 5 December 1985 in Delhi. His parents are Mahendra Pal Dhawan and Sunaina Dhawan. He has a younger sister named Shreshta Dhawan.

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami was born on 9 March 1990 in Uttar Pradesh. His father was a fast bowler who played local matches during his younger days.

Hardik Pandya

Nicknamed 'Rockstar' by his teammates, Hardik Pandya was born on 11 October 1993 to Himanshu and Nalini Pandya in Gujarat. His father, who used to run a small car finance business, shut down his business and moved to Vadodara to enroll Hardik and ...

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja was born on 6 December 1988 in Gujarat to Anirudhsinh Jadeja and Lata Jadeja. His father worked as a watchman for a private security agency.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was born on 5 February 1990 in Meerut. He was born to Indresh Pal Singh, a sub-inspector with the Uttar Pradesh police, and Kiran Pal Singh, a housewife.

Cheteshwar Pujara

Chetshwar Pujara's unflinching style is a rare sight in the T20 era. His father Arvind Pujara played domestic cricket for Saurashtra, and he is credited with developing Cheteshwar as a batsman. However, his concentration and nonchalance are abilit...

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, the numero uno spin bowler of the Indian cricket team, was born on 17 September 1986 in Chennai. His father, Ravichandran, played competitive cricket in Tamil Nadu while his mother Chitra is a housewife.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj was born on 12 December 1981 in Chandigarh. His father is Yograj Singh, a former Indian cricketer. His mother Shabnam Singh is a housewife.

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane was born on 6 June 1988 in Maharashtra. He was born to Madhukar Baburao Rahane and Sujata Rahane.

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav was born on 25 October 1987 to Kishori Devi and Tilak Yadav. His father worked in a coal mine in Uttar Pradesh.

Prithvi Shaw

One of the youngest players of the current Indian Cricket team, Prithvi Shaw made a sensational debut with some record-breaking performances. Prithvi owes a lot to his father Pankaj Gupta. He lost his mother early. Pankaj Gupta (who later changed...

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