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5 famous players whose relatives are in IPL Auction 2021

Hardus Viljoen and Arjun Tendulkar
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Cricket has grown as a sport in every part of the world. The cricketers have become celebrities now owing to the enormous fan following of the game. The Indian cricket team is home to the world’s richest players, while many foreign players have also made huge money from this sport.

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Considering the money, potential, and celebrity status of this profession, a few players might feel that their family members could also do well if they invest their time, money, and energy to become a cricketer. The IPL is the grandest stage for a cricket to prove his talent in T20 cricket before breaking into the international arena.

In this article, we will look at those five famous players whose relatives are in the final list of IPL Auction 2021.

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5. Roger Binny – Stuart Binny

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Stuart Binny
Photo: Stuart Binny/Instagram

Roger Binny is a former Indian cricketer, who has also served as Indian selector in the past. Roger’s son Stuart Binny is a pace-bowling all-rounder who has played for multiple IPL franchises.

Binny started his journey with the Mumbai Indians before playing for the Rajasthan Royals and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Stuart will enter the IPL Auction this year. Since the tournament will likely return to India in 2021, quite a few franchises might keep an eye on Stuart’s services.

4. Sachin Tendulkar – Arjun Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar is a former IPL Orange Cap winner. Under his captaincy, the Mumbai Indians reached the IPL Final of 2010. Sachin was the MVP of that season.

After a legendary career on the field, Sachin has retired from all formats of the sport now. His son Arjun Tendulkar recently made his domestic T20 debut for the Mumbai cricket team. Arjun is a left-arm pacer, and he could bag his maiden IPL contract this year.

3. DJ Bravo – Darren Bravo

Dwayne Bravo has been very successful, playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Dwayne is a former IPL Purple Cap winner. However, injuries have not allowed him to perform up to his best in the IPL of late.

Dwayne Bravo’s brother Darren Bravo has previously played for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Darren has a similar batting technique like Brian Lara. It will be exciting to see if he could return to IPL in 2021.

2. Sam Curran – Tom Curran

Sam Curran is a member of the Chennai Super Kings squad. The Englishman was one of the few bright spots for the Chennai-based franchise in a disappointing season for the Super Kings. The Chennai-based IPL team has retained Sam Curran for IPL 2021.

However, Sam’s brother Tom Curran has lost his contract. The Rajasthan Royals have released him ahead of the 2021 Auction, meaning that the right-arm pacer will go under the hammer in this year’s IPL.

1. Faf du Plessis – Hardus Viljoen

It is a bit startling to note that three players of the Chennai Super Kings squad have their relatives in the IPL 2021 Auction. While the first two pairs were of brothers, the third one is of brother-in-laws.

Many fans would have an idea that Hardus Viljoen, who has played for the Kings XI Punjab in the past, is the husband of Faf du Plessis’s sister. So, both Faf and Hardus are in the same family now. KXIP released Hardus this year, compelling him to register for the auction.