10 Cricketers who kept the team ahead of their families

10 Cricketers who kept the team ahead of their families

Cricketers have always shown that extra passion for the sport, which sometimes also came at the cost of them missing out on their family duties.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Photo Source: Twitter)

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that,” said legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly. That pretty much is applicable to every sport that exists and definitely in cricket. We have not just seen players talk stuff, but also live up to it over the years.

The passion associated with cricket in this part of the world is what makes this sport so special. It helps these cricketers push the extra yard and also achieve stuff which mere skill can’t win you. Cricketers have always shown that extra passion for the sport, which sometimes also came at the cost of them missing out on their family duties.

Here’s a list of cricketers who faced some very challenging family times during their career, but managed to put cricket above everything:

1. MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni and Ziva
MS Dhoni and Ziva. (Photo Source: Instagram)

One of the greatest leaders of all time, MS Dhoni has managed to win the hearts of so many cricketers with his grit and brilliance. He announced his retirement from the longest format in December 2014 and concentrated completely on the 2015 Cricket World Cup. After the ODI series against Australia, although he had time to go back to India for a week, he didn’t.

It wasn’t a normal scenario for MS Dhoni to ignore going back to his country. His wife Sakshi was about to deliver a baby back in India but to avoid any chances of being tired or rusty of travelling, Mahi decided to wait till the World Cup was done. Ziva was born on 6th February, but Dhoni could get a first glance at his daughter only towards the end of March.