On the occasion of Father's Day, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar remembered his dad and shared a nostalgic moment on social media. The legendary batsman posted a photo from his younger days with his father (Ramesh Tendulkar). In a message, he wrote,"My first hero and my inspiration forever, my dad. #FathersDay". He was busy playing the 1999 World Cup when his father died. The 'Master Blaster' flew home, missed the game against Zimbabwe but returned to score an emotional hundred against Kenya in Bristol. He dedicated that knock to his late father. Recently, Tendulkar's 18-year-old son Arjun got selected into the India U-19 squad for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is a doting father to his two teenage daughters and a 4-year-old son, wrote a heartwarming message thanking his father.
Thanks papa hamesha mere saath khadey hone ke liye life mein. Aur jo aapne manners, kaise seva karna sikhaya aapne bachpan mein , hasta hoon mann mein ki us waqt woh cheez kitni boring lagti karna. Par wohi cheez main aaj apne bachon ko sikhata hoon.Happy Father's Day.pic.twitter.com/dR4sDnVMVt— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 17, 2018
On Thursday, Dhawan became the first Indian player to score a century in Test cricket before Lunch as he took India to control in the one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bengaluru.
The left-handed batsman was the highest-scorer as the hosts posted a competitive first innings total of 474. Afghanistan were bowled out for a paltry 109 in the first innings and were asked to follow-on. They were once again skittled out in a single session for 103 losing their first-ever Test match by an innings and 262 runs inside two days.
A host of other cricketers like Cheteshwar Pujara, Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina also shared Father's Day messages on social media.
Father's Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday of June.