The game of cricket has brought some of the most memorable moments in its vast history. While many sons have been famous for continuing the legacy of their fathers, some were lucky enough to play with their dads in the same match.
Lets take a look at 4 father-son duos who played in the same game.
1. Shivnarine and Tagenarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s names will go down as one of the most solid batsmen in West Indies cricket history. Despite calling it a day on his international career in 2015, Chanderpaul, who was much famous for his unorthodox stance, continued playing domestic cricket. Some time later, his son Tagenarine got a chance to play alongside his father as they both played for the same team in the domestic cricket. The two of them even shared a 256-run partnership in a 40-over match for Gandhi Youth Organization.
2. Lala and Surinder Amarnath
Lala Amarnath’s International career kicked off in 1933. In his brief career in the longest format of the game, Amarnath became the first Indian to score a Test century and that too on his debut appearance.
Later on, he witnessed another proud moment in his career when he played alongside his 15-year old son Surinder Amarnath in the latter’s first-class debut in 1963. Both batsmen featured in opposite teams. Surinder smashed a brilliant 86 while Lala managed to score 43 runs in his innings.
3. Denis and Heath Streak
Denis Streak, the father of the former Zimbabwean all-rounder Heath Streak, was himself a professional cricketer too. However, the former Streak didn’t get a chance to play for Zimbabwe unlike his son.
Heath went on to become one of the most prolific all-rounders for Zimbabwe in the 250 games he played for them. He finished his career in 2005 but not before playing alongside his father in 1996. The duo played domestic cricket for Matabeleland. Their team would go onto win the Lonrho Logan Cup after outlasting Mashonaland Country Districts in the final.
4. Willie and Bernard Quaife
Willie Quaife, the elder of the two brothers, had a short Test career for England after having made his debut in 1899. On the other hand, his son, Bernard played 319 FC games, amassing 9,594 runs. The father-son duo got a rare chance to play together in 20 games for English county Warwickshire before Bernard got transfered to Worcestershire.