2 popular active Indian cricketers whose sisters also played professional cricket
We have seen many brothers play cricket and also represent India. Some of the recent examples include the Pathan and the Pandya brothers. Similarly, there have been a few cases wherein a brother-sister pair have also played the game. On that note, in this article, we take a look at two popular active Indian cricketers whose sisters also played professional cricket.
1) Washington Sundar - Shailaja Sundar
Washington Sundar's sister Shailaja has also played professional cricket. In fact, both were trained at a young age by their father. Shailaja, though, is not very active at the moment. On the other hand, Washington is slowly making a mark in international cricket. He is now India's preferred right-arm spin option ahead of R Ashwin in the shorter formats. With the bat, too, Washi is doing well and this bodes well for Team India in the long run.
2) Manish Pandey - Anita Pandey
Manish Pandey is also one of the active Indian cricketers whose sisters also played professional cricket. Not many know that Manish Pandey's sister Anita Pandey represented Karnataka as a cricketer. When Manish was starting out, Anita used to comment about his game in the media. After getting dropped from Team India, Manish is grinding it out in domestic cricket. He is scoring centuries often in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. Considering his limitations, he has a difficult chance to make a return to the Indian Team. That said, nothing is impossible and if Manish can perform consistently in the IPL, he does stand a chance.