Industrialists and businessman have generally inherited their business skills and loads and loads of wealth from their ancestors. That’s a very common notion that every common man has about the business families. Similarly strokes of nepotism is seen in entertainment and politics as well. However, this case is very rare in sports. For cricket lovers who like playing fantasy cricket, there’s a very fascinating revelation.
Did you know that there’s a few brother pairs in world cricket who are equally talented and have been playing for the same country? If you think that nepotism played a big role in this, then you’re absolutely wrong. Call it a mere coincidence or a turn of luck, these pairs have got their positions into cricket because of their skills. Next time before starting to play online fantasy games keep in mind these real brother pairs. It’s always a fun to know these facts before playing the game.
Check out these interesting pairs and know more about them.
Ablie Morkel and Morne Morkel
These awesome pair of Morkel brothers have been playing for the South African team for a long time. Albie is an all-rounder and hard-hitter and on the other hand Morne has specialized in right-arm fast medium bowling. Every fantasy cricket league player must be aware that Morne is the 5th leading wicket taker for South Africa till date. Want to know another coincidence? Well, their father Albert Morkel was also a talent cricketer who played for the domestic matches.
Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan
One of the most popular brother pair of India to have played in International cricket. You might’ve seen them both together playing for Indian in ICC T20 World cup in 2007. While the elder one Yusuf is popular as a hard-hitting batsman, the younger one Irfan is an outstanding fast bowler. There’s a tough fight between the two brothers when it comes to selecting one for playing fantasy cricket in India.
Steve Waugh and Mark Waugh
Way before you saw the Pathan brothers together, it was the Waugh brothers who appeared in an international match. Remembered till date as one of the most successful captains of Australia, Steve ensured that majority of the matches under his captaincy was won by Australia. You may say talent runs in blood. Because his brother Mark was a better ODI batsman and has around 8500 international runs to his record. Undoubtedly winning a fantasy game against Australian players is a real difficult till date!
Michael Hussey and David
Yet another marvelous pair adorning the Australian team are the Hussey brothers. From 2008 to 2013 the brother due made sure that Australia won every match that the team played. Michael has around 12,000 international runs in his books and David was majorly a T20 specialist of the team. He played as a spinner for the team and helped the team win majority of the T20 games. In case this duo would have been active till date then fantasy cricket games would have been more interesting now!
Brendon McCullum and Nathan McCullum
From 2009 to 2016, this brother duo has successfully made appearances in almost all international matches on behalf of New Zealand. While Nathan was always a lower order batsman but had excessively good spinning skills, Brendon on the other hand was always the opener of the team. Nathan picked around 121 wickets among 140 appearances. Brendon on the other hand has around 15,000 runs in this scoreboard.