He has had many partners on the cricket field but off it, Shikhar Dhawan has just one champion good enough or perhaps even better - son, Zoravar!
After smashing a fiery IPL7 half-century against Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad on Thursday, Dhawan celebrated Sunrisers Hyderabad's win in the most 'cuddly' manner possible. He hoisted his son in his arms and played with the infant - the monstrous batsman from moments ago giving way to a genial, affectionate father.
While Zoravar may be just too young to know how well his father played, Dhawan - the dotting daddy - was just too glad to end the match and get to the game he enjoys best.
Fellow players Mithun Manhas and Suresh Raina of Chennai and Hyderabad's Ashish Nehra also joined in the fun.
With hectic cricketing scheduled, players including Dhawan have previously said they miss spending time with their families. Therefore, every moment they get turns precious and Thursday was one such invaluable gem of a moment for both Shikhar as well as Zoravar.