MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Gayle: These cricketers are also loving dads

Jun 17, 2018, 18:30 IST
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    India's star wicket-keeper and former captain MS Dhoni with his wife Sakshi and their daughter Ziva

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    MS Dhoni and Sakshi were married in July 2010. Their daughter Ziva was born in February 2015

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    MS Dhoni clicks a selfie with daughter Ziva

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    Shikhar Dhawan with his kids Rhea and Zoraver

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    Bundle of joy: Mohammed Shami with his newly-born baby girl in July 2015. Pic/ Facebook fan page

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    Sachin Tendulkar (L) pose with his daughter Sara (C) and wife Anjali (R) following the IPL match on April 24, 2011. Pic/ AFP

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    Sachin Tendulkar with his daughter Sara Tendulkar during the launch of his autobiography in Mumbai last year. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    Sachin Tendulkar (C) walks with his children Arjun (R) and daughter Sara (L) after India defeated Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final played at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 2, 2011. Pic/ AFP

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    Sachin Tendulkar with his son Arjun during IPL. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar at the nets along with his son Arjun at MIG club, Bandra on October 28, 2012 Pic / Satyajit Desai

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    S Sreesanth and his wife Bhuvaneshwari Kumari with their daughter

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    West Indian all-rounder Chris Gayle with his baby girl Blush

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    Chris Gayle and his partner welcomed their little daughter in April 2016

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    Sreesanth and Bhuvaneshwari were married in December 2013

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    AB's Baby: South African cricketer AB de Villiers with his baby boy Abraham and wife Danielle. (Pic courtesy/ Cricket South Africa's official Twitter account)

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    South African cricketer AB de Villiers with his baby boy Abraham and wife Danielle.

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    S Sreesanth and his wife Bhuvaneshwari Kumari were blessed with a daughter in May 2015

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    'King' David's new lil princess: The fiery Aussie batsman and his wife Candice welcomed their second daughter Indi Rae, in January 2016

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    Warner was awarded the 2016 Philips Sports Dad of the Year on Sunday for being a doting father of two -- Ivy Mae and Indi Rae

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    Mumbai Indians and West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard carries his son Kaiden as he arrives for a press conference after an IPL Twenty20 cricket match in April 11, 2012. Pic/ AFP

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    Former Australian cricket player Shane Warne (R rear) and Liz Hurley (L rear) stand with Warne's children Summer (L), Jackson (2/L), Brooke (R) and Hurley's son Damien (2/R) at the unveiling of a statue of Warne outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), in Melbourne on December 22, 2011. Pic/ AFP

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    Former South African cricketer and Mumbai Indians' fielding coach Jonty Rhodes is much admired in India. He must have surely won over more fans after naming his daughter India. (Photo/ Jonty Rhodes Twitter)

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    Sleeping beauty: Australia all-rounder Shane Watson posted this picture of his newborn daughter Matilda Victoria Watson, wife Lee and son Will on Twitter. He captioned it: "There are no words to describe the love we have for our gorgeous little girl. Meet Matilda Victoria Watson."

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    Here is 'Sports Dad of the year' David Warner with his two daughters.Pic courtesy: David Warner Instagram

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    Shane Watson with Matilda Victoria and Will

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    Former South African captain Graeme Smith with his daughter Cadence and ex-wife Morgan Deane, who is holding their son Carter. Unfortunately, Graeme and Morgan split earlier this year

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    Sri Lankan bowler Rangana Herath (L) with his son during a practice session at Galle. Pic/ AFP

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    Mahela Jayawardene holds his daughter Sansana after victory in the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo in August 2014. Pic/ AFP

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    Former Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya and daughter Yalindi attend a Sports Ministry event in Colombo in January 2, 2010. Pic/ AFP

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    Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting holds his daughter Emmy at Sydney International Airport, after arriving back from South Africa in November 2011. Pic/ AFP

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    Australia's Ricky Ponting holds daughter Matisse (L), as his wife Riannna holds daughter Emmy (R), following the third Test match (Ponting’s last) between South Africa and Australia at the WACA ground in Perth on December 3, 2012. Pic/ AFP

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    Former Aussie pacer Mitchell Johnson with his daughter Rubika Anne Johnson. Pic courtsey Mitchell Johnson Twitter

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    Rubika Anne Johnson with her brother

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    Rahul Dravid with his wife and kids during BCCI's felicitation of the former cricketer at Taj Lands End in Bandra in Mumbai on March 27, 2012. Pic/ Atul Kamble

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    Former Australian cricketer Michael Hussey poses with his children Molly, Jasmin and William after defeating Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2013. Pic/ AFP

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    Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman, wife Sailaja with children Sarvajith and Achinthya, pose for a photograph before a press conference held to announce his retirement from Test Cricket at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium in Hyderabad on August 18, 2012. Pic/ AFP

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Cricketers have not only been great players for their nation but also great fathers to their little ones. From Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard - on Father's Day - we bring you the doting fathers of the cricketing world

 

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