Today is India’s former all-rounder Irfan Pathan’s birthday. It is a big moment of celebration for the cricketer and all his cricketing friends across the world. Irfan has a brother, Yusuf Pathan, who is also a cricketer. Today, as a sign of remembrance for the cricketer on his birthday, let’s take a look at people from around the world who are brothers and are popular in the world of cricket.
1. Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan (India)
Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan are brothers. Irfan is an all-rounder with 29 Tests and 120 ODIs while his older brother, Yusuf, is a hard-hitting batsman in the ODI format and IPL franchise.
2. Hardik and Krunal Pandya (India)
Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya are the latest of bro-duos in cricket. While Hardik has played 26 ODIs with 29 wickets and 530 runs, his brother Krunal has yet to make his international debut. Both are current star players in the IPL franchise of the Mumbai Indians. Both brothers are all-rounders.
3. Michael Hussey and David Hussey (Australia)
Michael or Mike Hussey is a talented former batsman with 79 Tests and 185 ODIs with 6,235 and 5442 runs to his name. His younger brother David Hussey has played 69 games in ODIs and scored 1,796 runs.
4. Brett Lee and Shane Lee (Australia)
Brett Lee is a former pacer and one of the fastest bowlers in the world who played 76 Tests taking an impressive 310 wickets. His older brother, Shane, is a former all-rounder and medium-pacer who has played 45 ODIs.
5. Brendon McCullum and Nathan McCullum (New Zealand)
Brendon McCullum is a former New Zealand captain and trailblazing batsman with 101 Tests and 6,453 runs. His older brother, Nathan McCullum, is an all-rounder in the ODIs format and has taken 63 wickets and scored over 1000 runs.
6. Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh (Australia)
Shaun Marsh is an opening batsman who played 23 Tests and 53 ODIs. His younger brother, Mitchell Marsh, has played 21 Tests and 48 ODIs.
7. Mark Waugh and Steve Waugh (Australia)
Mark Waugh is a former batsman who played 128 Tests amassing 8029 runs. His older twin brother, Steve Waugh, is a former Australian captain and batsman who played 168 Tests with 10,927 runs to his name.
8. Morne Morkel and Albie Morkel (South Africa)
Morne Morkel is a fast bowler with 79 Tests and 276 wickets and 112 ODIs with 186 wickets. His older brother, Albie Morkel, is an all-rounder who has played 58 ODIs with 782 runs and 50 wickets.
9. Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal (Pakistan)
Kamran Akmal is a keeper-batsman who has played 53 Tests with 2,648 runs. His younger brother, Umar Akmal, is also a batsman and has played 16 Tests with over 1,000 runs scored.
10. Ian Chappell and Greg Chappell (Australia)
Ian Chappell is a former successful cricketer and current commentator and has played 75 Tests with 5345 runs. His younger brother, Greg Chappell, was a former brilliant batsman and has played 87 Tests with 7110 runs as well as former Indian team coach.
11. Martin Crowe and Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
The late Kiwi cricketer Martin Crowe is known as New Zealand’s greatest batsman. He has played 77 Tests with 5444 runs to his name. His older brother, Jeff Crowe, has played 39 Tests with 1,601 runs.
12. Grant Flower and Andy Flower (Zimbabwe)
Andy Flower is a former Zimbabwe captain and wicket-keeper-batsman who played 63 Tests with 4,794 runs. His younger brother, Grant Flower, is a former opening batsman and has played 67 Tests with 3,457 runs.
13. Niall John O’Brien and Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)
Niall John O’Brien He is a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He made his One Day International debut for Ireland in 2006; two years later he played his first Twenty20 International. His brother, Kevin O’Brien, plays alongside him in the Ireland team. Born to a cricketer father, Brendan O’Brien, the brothers have played an instrumental role in Ireland’s rise to significant prominence in World Cricket over the last few years.