We Indians love cricket and cricketers in India enjoy a massive fan following. Some cricketers are even worshipped by fans. While these cricketers enjoy a huge fan following, we should also know about their lesser-known siblings.
Here’s a list of some famous Indian cricketers and their lesser-known siblings:
Saurav Ganguly – Snehasish Ganguly
Now serving as the President of BCCI, Saurav Ganguly, is also an ex-national cricket team captain and a cricket commentator.
His elder brother Snehasish Ganguly was also a fine cricketer though he never played any international cricket. He played for Bengal for nearly 10 years and retired from cricket. After retirement, he started managing his family business.
Virat Kohli – Vikas Kohli
The Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli is one of the top batsmen in the world. He has been serving as a captain since 2013 and plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
His brother Vikas Kohli is an Indian musician and song producer who has worked on a variety of genres from. He is also the founder of Fatlabs, a Canadian home recording studio.
He played a very important role in Kohli’s career as he took the responsibility of the family after their father’s death.
MS Dhoni – Narendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Mahi served as the captain of the Indian team, from 2007-2016 in limited-overs formats, and from 2008-2014 in test cricket. He is the only captain who managed to win all ICC trophies.
But many people don’t know that he has an elder brother named Narendra Singh Dhoni. After the release of Dhoni’s biopic, there were many speculations that the relationship between Dhoni and his brother was not very good.
These speculations were made on the fact that there was no trace of Narendra in the movie, though it has several scenes of his other family members including his elder sister Jayanti.
But later Narendra claimed these speculations to be completely false and groundless. In an interview, Narendra told that it might have been the director’s choice to omit his role.
“I may be non-existent in the movie because I don’t have many contributions in Mahi’s life — be it during his childhood, his struggle as a young man or after he became MSD for the world. The film is about Mahi, not his family.”
Yuvraj Singh – Zoravar Singh
Yuvraj Singh is an all-rounder who has played all forms of the game. The cricketer had a great contribution to the team. He became a sensation after hitting 6 sixes in an over.
His younger brother Zoravar Singh has a keen interest in acting. He grabbed headlines when his estranged wife Akansha Sharma came into Bigg Boss and revealed some facts about Zoravar’s family.
Sachin Tendulkar – Ajit Tendulkar, Nitin Tendulkar, Savita Tendulkar
Known as the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer of all time in International cricket. He has 2 brothers and a sister named Ajit Tendulkar, Nitin Tendulkar, and Savita Tendulkar.
In several interviews, Sachin had accepted that he owes his success to his brothers and sisters.
Rohit Sharma – Vishal Sharma
The Indian opening batsman, Rohit Sharma shot to fame after hitting two double centuries in ODI cricket. He is also the vice-captain Indian national team. His brother Vishal Sharma is an Instagram influencer.
Suresh Raina – Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina, and Renu Raina
Cricketer Suresh Raina has served as a solid base for India’s middle order. He has 4 siblings named Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina, and Renu Raina.
Naresh Raina is a teacher and Renu runs an NGO. All the brothers have supported Raina to be a cricketer.
Rahul Dravid – Vijay Dravid
Known as the Wall, Rahul Dravid is the former captain of the Indian national team. Now, he monitors the progress of India A and under-19 cricket teams.
His younger brother Vijay Dravid has supported him to establish his cricketing career.