5 talented father-sons sportsmen in india


While you are set to follow new trend in fashion for men, we take your back in history to 5 most famous and talented father-sons who represented India in the sports arena. Not only did they influenced the hairstyles for men in India in their times, but also inspired millions to take up sports as one of the best professions.

 

1. Dhyan Chand and Ashok Kumar:

The super-talented father had an equally talented son Mr. Ashok Kumar. Major Dhyan Chand is widely recognized in India as one of the best hockey players in the world as he was a center forward who steered India to three Olympic gold medals consecutively in 1928, 1932 and 1936. Dhyan Chand super abilities included extraordinary stick work, exceptional slick passing, and a brilliant coordination. Dhyan Chand’s son Ashok Kumar also had an exceptional contribution to the sport in India as he was the person who scored the winning goal at the 1975 World Cup final against Pakistan in Kuala-Lumpur. That tournament is perhaps the last major tournament won by the Indian hockey national team!

 

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2. Lala Amarnath and Surinder Amarnath, Mohinder Amarnath :

While Lala Amarnath is considered as India’s first ever test match centurion, the first son Surinder Amarnath also scored a century on debut in a Test match against New Zealand in Auckland in 1975-76. Mohinder Amarnath was declared the man of the match at the 1983 Cricket World Cup final! It was a proud moment for Lala Amarnath as a father, who was considered one of the best all-rounders in India of all- time that both his talented sons represented India and are still remembered as the greatest players in terms of both batting and bowling.

 

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3. Yograj and Yuvraj Singh :

Both father and son represented India in ODIs. While father was able to do that in one test ODI in 1981, talented son, Yuvraj Singh played 293 ODI’s and 40 test matches for India. Yuvraj is still considered as one of the best players India had in terms of the individual contributions for India’s World Cup Victories in 2007 and 2011 World Cups.

 

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4. Ramanathan Krishnan and Ramesh Krishnan :

While Ramanathan Krishnan is considered as India’s first world-class tennis players as not only the senior reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon twice in years 1961 and then again in 1962 but was also ranked world no.6 in the world during his time. The talented son Ramesh Krishnan even outpaced father by winning both Wimbledon and the French Open in his junior career and also defeated world no. 1, Mats Wilander the 1989 Australian Open! Like father, Ramesh Krishnan also remember for his 23rd rankings in 1985 in the eight career titles.

 

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5. Vijay Manjrekar & Sanjay Manjrekar :

Both father and son represented India and is widely known for their contributions. While father who mad a debut at 20, played significant 55 Test matches and scored a memorable century in his first match in England, talented son, Sanjay Manjrekar who now is well-known commentator represented India in Tests and ODIs on his father footsteps.

 

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