Birthday special in pics: Did you know these cricketers are related?

Feb 27, 2017, 13:06 IST
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    One of the South Africa’s legends, whose career was restricted owing to South Africa’s isolation, Graeme Pollock is the uncle of Shaun Pollock, one of the finest all-rounders the country has produced
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    The former Indian cricketer and current BCCI chief selector Sandeep Patil's son, Chirag, got engaged to the former Indian cricketer-turned-actor's daughter Sana. (Pic/ Tushar satam, Suresh Karkera)
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    Mark Butcher is the ex-brother-in-law of Alec Stewart. Butcher was once married to Stewart’s sister Judy. However, Butcher’s extra-martial affair led to the marriage breaking up. Pic/AFP
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    Darren Lehmann and Craig White are brothers-in-law. The former Aussie left-hander is married to White’s sister Andrea. Although White played Test cricket for England, he has an Aussie connection – he actually played for the Australia U-19s as well as for Victoria
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    Madhav Mantri has played only 4 Tests with 67 runs. In first class cricket, he played 95 matches with 4,403 runs and 3 wickets. He is the uncle of another veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar and grand uncle of Rohan Gavaskar. (Pic/ Atul Kamble, Satyajit Desai)
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    Dave Callaghan, best remembered for his successful battle with cancer, is the cousin of former South African all-rounder Justin Kemp
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    Saleem Malik and Ijaz Ahmed shouldered the burden of Pakistan’s batting for most part of the 90s. Like Astle and McMillan, there are also brothers-in-law having married sisters. Pic/AFP
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    Nathan Astle and Craig McMillan, who represented New Zealand with distinction in the 90s and 2000s, are brothers-in-law; their wives are sisters
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    Gundappa Viswanath and Sunil Gavaskar, two of India’s greatest batsmen, are brothers-in-law. Viswanath is married to Gavaskar’s sister Kavita
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    Ajay Jadeja, who was an ODI great in the 90s before being embroiled in match-fixing, is the great grand nephew of the legendary Duleepsinhji
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    Tamim Iqbal, the dashing Bangladesh opener is the nephew of former skipper Akram Khan, who played 44 ODIs and 8 Tests for the country
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    A West Indian legbreak bowler, who played 5 Tests and 24 ODIs for West Indies, Mahendra Nagamootoo is the nephew of two of Windies’ legendary batsmen -- Alvin Kallicharan (right) and Rohan Kanhai (not in picture). Pic./AFP
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    Yashpal Sharma, who was part of India’s 1983 World Cup winning squad, is the uncle of Chetan Sharma, whose name is synonymous with that Javed Miandad six at Sharjah
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    Faisal Iqbal, who has featured in 16 Tests and 18 ODIs for Pakistan, is the nephew of the legendary Javed Miandad
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    Nick Compton (in picture), who has opened the innings in 9 Tests for England, is the grandson of the great Denis Compton
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    Vikram Rathour and Aashish Kapoor (not in picture), both of whom represented India in the 90s without much success, are brothers-in-law. Rathour is married to Kapoor’s sister. Pic/AFP
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Former cricketer Graeme Pollock, who is Shaun Pollock's uncle, celebrates his birthday today. Here's a look at other such cricketing relations which are not so well known