When the news of the inclusion of Arjun Tendulkar in the Indian U-19 team broke out it was a moment to rejoice for the cricket fans all over the world. Being the son of arguably the greatest batsman of all time, Arjun is well aware of the fact that he is carrying the burden of his surname for a long time. However, he has been selected for the 4 day India U-19 squad who will be touring Sri Lanka next month. It is surely a big moment for Tendulkar family as the youngest Tendulkar gears up for his national career.
With the U-19 selection coming up, it might not be long before he breaks into the national team. If that’s the case he will join the rare cases where a father-son duo or trio played for their country. On the wake of Arjun’s’ selection, we thought of bringing you a list of some of father-son duos/trios who played for India.
Now let us have a look at 4 such father-son duo/trio
Lala Amarnath/Surinder Amarnath-Mohinder Amarnath
Lala Amarnath was part of the Indian playing XI when they played their maiden Test on Indian soil way back in 1933 at the Bombay Gymkhana. What made the match special for Lala that he managed to score a brilliant century on his debut, He took the England attack to the cleaners bringing up his ton in just 117 minutes.
He was a brilliant batsman and was an effective bowler. He had the rare ability to also keep wickets. His elder son Surinder went on to emulate his father. He scored a century on his Test debut. However, among the trio, Mohinder Amarnath had the most accomplished international career.
In a career spanning over 18 years, Mohinder appeared in 69 Tests for India. He was part of the 1983 World Cup triumphant Indian team who lifted the coveted title under the leadership of Kapil Dev. He was a great batsman during his peak and a dibbly dobbly medium pacer. He had the ability to play the short deliveries pretty well.