6 Cricketers Whose Fathers-In-Law Are Popular

Sachin Tendulkar and Anand Mehta

We have seen plenty of examples of popular father-son duos in cricket. There are also many cricketers who are married to daughters of some popular personalities. Most of these go unnoticed as this news gets trending mostly at the time of their wedding. In this article, we take a look at the list of six cricketers whose fathers-in-law are popular.

1) Sachin Tendulkar - Anand Mehta (Top Bridge Player)

Sachin Tendulkar is part of this list of cricketers whose fathers-in-law are popular. His father-in-law Anand Mehta is a seven-time national bridge champion. Bridge is a card game, and Anand Mehta, who is also a successful businessman, is a well-known bridge player in India. A few years ago, Anand Mehta had revealed that Sachin Tendulkar does not play the game. There are rumours that Sachin's daughter Sara and India's rising star Shubman Gill are seeing each other. Hence, there is also a possibility that Sachin could feature in this list in the future, although as the father-in-law.

2) Mayank Agarwal - Praveen Sood (DG & IGP of Karnataka)

Mayank Agarwal's father-in-law is Praveen Sood, a popular cop in Karnataka. He is highly respected in the police fraternity in the state. Praveen Sood was one of the crucial members who had helped Karnataka tackle the COVID-19 situation in the state. On his career front, although Mayank is part of the Test team, opportunities have dried up. He might have to go back to Ranji Trophy to get his chances again.

3) Umar Akmal - Abdul Qadir (Former Pakistan cricketer)

Abdul Qadir is one of the great leg-spinners in Pakistan cricket. He was part of 67 Tests and 104 ODIs for his country. Qadir collected 236 and 132 wickets in Tests and ODIs respectively. His son-in-law is none other than Umar Akmal. Although Umar's career started very well, it also went down at the same pace. He involved himself in many controversies, which spoiled his career.

4) Abhimanyu Mithun - Sarath Kumar (Actor)

Abhimanyu Mithun is also a part of this list of cricketers whose fathers-in-law are popular. His wife is the daughter of actress Radhika from her previous marriage. Radhika's husband is Sarath Kumar, who is also a popular actor. Although not a direct father-in-law, going by the posts on social media, the relationship that Sarath Kumar and Mithun enjoy is not any less.

5) Rohith D - Shankar (Popular director)

Damodaran Rohit is a cricketer who plays for Puducherry in Ranji Trophy. He is also a popular name in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. Rohit is married to Shankar's daughter. Shankar is one of the best directors that India has seen. Almost every film of his has hit the bulls-eye at the box office.

6) Fawad Alam - Mansoor Akhtar (Former Pakistan cricketer)

Mansoor Akhtar is a former Pakistan cricketer who played 19 Tests and 41 ODIs for his country. Fawad Alam is married to Mansoor Akthar's daughter. Having made his debut in 2007, Fawad has enjoyed a good time as a Pakistan cricketer. So far, he has been part of 13 Tests, 38 ODIs and 24 T20Is for the nation.

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