Father's Day: Pandya, Kaif, Sania and other Indian sports stars show love for daddy dearest

Updated: Jun 22, 2020, 09:44 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli: "This father's day, I urge you all to be grateful for the love of your father but always look for your own path to move forward in life. You'll never have to look behind because they're always watching over you whether they're physically there or not. Happy father's day."

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  • Hardik Pandya

    Hardik Pandya: Amazing how time flies and the one thing that remains constant is the love and support of your father. Thank you Papa for all the sacrifices you have made for us. I will forever be grateful and will try and do whatever I can to keep a smile on your face! Happy Father’s Day

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  • Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza: Happy Fathers Day to our main men swipe @imranmirza58 @izhaan.mirzamalik @realshoaibmalik

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  • Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma: "Happy Father's Day. My first [hero]"

    4/16
  • Shubman Gill: Strongest, Bravest, Funniest & most loving man I know. You go above & beyond to care for us. Love you so much. Happy Father's Day

    5/16
  • Rohan Gavaskar

    Rohan Gavaskar: To the one with whom I'll Still happily share my ice cream

    6/16
  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar: "I shall always remember your invaluable advice to 'Strive to be a good person first'. Thank you for everything. #HappyFathersDay!"

    7/16
  • Mohammad Kaif

    Mohammad Kaif: Let me tell you a story. My father—Mohammad Tarif—was an inspiration & a role model for me, my two brothers—Asif & Saif & younger sister Uzma while we were growing up. He played 60 First-Class matches & would share his experiences. Every story taught us a lesson. As I grew up I understood he was an embodiment of humility.

    He was a ticket collector. During his playing days, he would play during the day & work at night often sacrificing his sleep. When I started playing cricket I’d travel by train accompanied by my father who used to be on duty. Many times he would give up his sleeping berth so that I slept comfortably. He did that to old people, women who were accompanied by small children who had no berth to sleep. And he would be awake the whole night.

    Whatever I wanted as a kid he’d arrange for me. He never let me know about the financial crunch at home. He instilled values in me which helped me become a good human being. “Be a good human being always,” he would say. I remember the joy on his face when I represented India Under-15 when we won the Under-19 World Cup & when I represented India. I was happy to see my father happy.

    Now I’m a father of two kids & their happiness means everything to me. I have the best father who is my role model & one who supported me wholeheartedly. I’d like to do the same for my kids.

    There’s a quote: “A father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable people in everyone's life.” That’s an apt description of fathers—the unsung heroes.

    Happy Father’s Day, to my father & to all the fathers out there.
    #fathersday

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  • Shikhar Dhawan

    Shikhar Dhawan: Father always stand behind and be the back bone for their kids and family. My father did the same and supported me to achieve all my dreams. That's what I learnt from him and passing on the same to my kids. Aur humare culture mein kaise hanji bolna sabko , kaise sabko izzat dena aur kaise khaatirdaari karna guests ki, sab maine apne father sahab se seekha. #HappyFathersDay papa

    9/16
  • Shivam Dube: My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me. Thank you Dad for being there for me always ... Love you lots. #Fathersday #Dad

    10/16
  • Geeta Phogat

    Geeta Phogat: Happy Father's Day, Papa. You were right - about everything

    11/16
  • Sangeeta Phogat

    Sangeeta Phogat: I have a hero in my life. He taught me how to stand after falling... He pointed out my weaknesses and guided me in removing them. He was tough on me and never let me cry. He held me when i was lost and encouraged me when i failed. He believes in me... He sacrificed everything and has lived his life through me.... he is my dad # Happy Father’s Day 

    12/16
  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina Nehwal: "Best papa in the world. #HappyFathersDay2020 @NHarvir."

    13/16
  • Rani Rampal

    Rani Rampal: "I can never thank you enough for everything you have done for me! I love you papa. Happy Father's Day! You'll always be my first true motivation. #HappyFathersDay."

    14/16
  • Mithali Raj

    Mithali Raj: "Happy #FathersDay dad! Not only have you been a doting father but also a mentor, life coach, guide and staunch critic. Life through your lens has always been a set of simple choices and I am fortunate to have your perspective when I find myself at crossroads. #MyDadMyMentor #likefatherlikedaughter."

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  • Ravi Shastri

    Ravi Shastri: "My first Hero, my first Inspiration - My Dad #FathersDay."

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, captain Virat Kohli and a number of other sports stars on Sunday extended their heartfelt wishes on the occasion of Father's Day. Here are some messages along with their photos on Instagram