Domestic cricket is the base platform for any budding player to sharpen his skills and strengthen his candidature for a spot in the international squad. Earlier, domestic cricket was the only way to the international team, but now IPL has slowly replaced it. However, domestic level is still the place where the young players get a chance to earn the IPL franchise’s attention.
Every franchise has a particular talent scout, whose job is to find the uncapped talents across the country. Some teams even have international talent scouts, who find talents across the world. This thing shows the value of domestic cricket.
Many current and former Indian cricketers’ relatives are currently trying to make a name for themselves at the domestic level. In this article, we will look at those seven Indian players whose relatives in the domestic arena now.
7. Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun recently made domestic cricket debut
Sachin Tendulkar will go down as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history. He holds the record for the highest aggregate in international cricket. Tendulkar’s son Arjun is now trying to make it big on the cricket.
Arjun recently played his first domestic match for the Mumbai team in the 2020-21 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and Tendulkar Jr. will now play for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021. It will be interesting to see how he performs for the Mumbai-based franchise because there is a lot of hype surrounding him.
6. Wasim Jaffer’s nephew Armaan Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer is a former Indian opening batsman. The right-handed batter has now retired from all formats of the sport and started to work as the batting coach of the Punjab Kings team.
Wasim’s nephew Armaan Jaffer is currently in the domestic arena. He played U-19 cricket for India and was even a part of Punjab IPL team in 2016 and 2017. Armaan was born in Sangli and plays for Mumbai.
5. Roger Binny’s son Stuart Binny recently started playing domestic cricket for Nagaland
Stuart Binny is an Indian all-rounder who holds the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODI cricket. Stuart bowled a magical spell of 6/4 in an ODI match against the Bangladesh cricket team.
Unfortunately, Stuart Binny is no longer a part of the Indian team. However, he has continued playing in the domestic arena, and he recently switched from Karnataka to Nagaland.
4. Sanjay Bangar’s son Aryan Bangar
Team India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar’s son Aryan gets tips from bowling coach Bharat Arun pic.twitter.com/0VVY8FUj9a— The Youth Magazine (@theyouthmag_) June 26, 2019
Aryan Bangar is the son of former Indian cricket team batting coach Sanjay Bangar. Sanjay was also a valuable all-rounder for the team during his playing active days.
Right now, Sanjay Bangar is a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore coaching staff in IPL. Meanwhile, his son Aryan has been doing well as an all-rounder for Puducherry.
3. Virender Sehwag’s cousin nephew Mayank Dagar
Virender Sehwag will always be remembered by the fans because of the explosive starts provided by him at the top. Even after retirement, Sehwag performed exceptionally well in the Road Safety World Series.
Sehwag’s cousin nephew Mayank Dagar is currently playing cricket for the Himachal Pradesh team, and he is a left-arm spinner. So far, Dagar has taken 64 wickets in 23 first-class matches.
2. Mohammed Shami’s brother Mohammed Kaif
Mohammed Shami has become one of the most reliable fast bowlers for India in all formats. Shami is playing for the Punjab Kings team in the IPL at the moment.
Earlier this year, Shami’s brother Mohammed Kaif received his maiden domestic cap because of his fantastic performances in the other levels. He played for Bengal in the 2020-21 Vijay Hazare Trophy. Like Shami, Kaif is a right-arm medium-fast bowler.
1. Washington Sundar’s sister Mani Shailaja plays domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu Women
Washington Sundar has become the top right-arm off-spin bowling all-rounder of India in T20I cricket. He is the highest-ranked Indian on the ICC T20I Rankings for Bowlers at the moment.
Very few fans would know that Sundar’s sister Mani Shailaja also plays cricket, and in fact, she recently turned up for the Tamil Nadu Women’s Team in the Women’s Senior One Day Trophy 2021. She is a right-handed batswoman, who can also bowl leg-breaks.