3 father-son duo where the son is more successful in cricket than his father

Father son

On many occasions in the history of cricket, two brothers have been seen playing for the same team. The most successful names in this are Steve Waugh-Mark Waugh and the Chappells (Ian, Greg and Trevor). Apart from this, many famous father-sons have also played in international cricket. In which Sunil Gavaskar and his son Rohan Gavaskar were India’s popular father-son duo.


But if compared, Rohan did not prove to be as successful cricketer as compared to Sunil Gavaskar. Apart from this, Roger Binny’s record was also excellent but his son Stuart Binny could not achieve the same height as him. At the same time, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh, son of former Australian cricketer Geoff Marsh, are both successful cricketers today.

Today in this article, we take a look at 3 sons who have become a better cricketer than their father.


Richard Hadlee

New Zealand fast bowler Richard Hadlee was one of the best bowlers in the world. He was the first player to take 400 wickets in Test cricket. Apart from this, Richard was also a hard-hitting batsman. Hence his name is taken along with all-rounders like Kapil Dev, Imran Khan and Ian Botham.

Walter Hadlee, who was Richard’s father, played only 11 matches for New Zealand. Apart from the player, he was also the captain, selector and manager of the team. He was born in Christchurch and used to play both rugby and cricket. However, he wasn’t as successful as his son later went on to become.

Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock was the best fast bowling all-rounder of his time. With Allan Donald, he took over the responsibility of South African fast bowling for a long time. Pollock was nothing short of a nightmare for batsmen in the 90s. Pollock took 421 wickets for South Africa in 108 Test matches which is a record.


Apart from this, he also scored runs at an average of 33. He has 393 wickets in ODIs to his name. Shaun Pollock’s father Peter Pollock also played for South Africa as a fast bowler, though he was not as effective as his son. Peter took 116 wickets in 28 Test matches.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is one of the greatest all-rounders in India. In the ICC Champions Trophy in the year 2000, Yuvraj played an innings of 84 runs against Australia in his debut match. After that he became a regular member of the Indian team. Yuvraj Singh has played many memorable innings for India. His contribution in India’s T20 World Cup 2007 and the Cricket World Cup 2011 glory will always be remembered.

Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh was also a fast bowler from Punjab. He was included in the team on the 1980-1981 tour of New Zealand, where he got to play one Test and got a wicket. It was also his last wicket. Apart from this, he has 4 wickets in 5 ODI matches to his name.

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