5 interesting incidents involving Father and Son in cricket

5 interesting incidents involving Father and Son in cricket

Here we take a look at a few selected anecdotes involving father and son.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Tagenarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Tagenarine Chanderpaul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Since its inception in 1877, the gentleman’s game has evolved in a lot of ways. Cricket has emerged as one of the biggest sports that is being played across the globe. Also, the standards of the game are getting a notch higher every time a match is played.

The history of cricket has been witness to quite a few instances where two or more members from the same family have played the game. Siblings, cousins, uncles, nephews, grandchildren – the sport has seen it all. Though the instance of both father and son playing together in a first-class game have been rare, there have been few exceptions.

While not all father-son duos have excelled in terms of performance as it is a tough ask for a father to keep playing at the top level as his son makes his way through the ranks and joins him at the pinnacle. Here we take a look at a few selected anecdotes where a father and son have graced the match field together.

1. M.V Nagendra and G.Vijayasarathi umpiring in the same match

Cricket Stadium
Cricket Stadium. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The only Indian Father-son ‘Umpiring Pair’ in cricket history is MG Vijaysarathy and his son MV Nagendra. Both took up the umpiring job for a first-class match between Andhra and Mysore in 1960-61 in Bangalore.

M.V Nagendra was an Indian cricket umpire who stood in eleven Test matches between 1964 and 1977 while his father essayed the role of umpire in 13 Test matches between 1951 and 1960. Vijayasarathi had also represented Mysore in eight first-class matches.