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India has a huge passion for cricket as the Indian cricketers have been worshipped by their fans. In our long cricket history, we have seen many star cricketers, and this number is rising with the sustainable growth of Indian cricket.
In international cricket history, we have seen many families who have followed the game generation wise. In India, we have also experienced similar things, like Amarnath family, Binny family, Gavaskar family, Pataudi family, Mankad family etc.
Here we are talking about the top four next generations of star Indian cricketers who can play for India soon.
Samit Dravid (son of Rahul Dravid)
Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid was a legendary cricketer who served for the Indian team between 1996 and 2011. The right-handed batsman set an example of how the defensive and patience batting can strengthen a team. Due to his solid defensive batting, Dravid earned the special nickname of “The Wall”.
In his long international career, Dravid played 164 Tests, 344 ODIs and only T20I where the right-handed batsman scored 13288 runs (average 52.31), 10889 runs (average 39.16) and 31 runs (average 31.00) respectively. Dravid was also a great fielder who kept wicket for the Indian ODI team during a crisis.
After his cricket career, Dravid is now achieving success as a coach. Under his coaching, India A and India U19 teams achieved massive success, including India U19 team’s victory in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 and runners-up in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. He is currently the Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
Rahul Dravid’s elder son Samit Dravid is also performing impressively in his school cricket competition. In last December, Samit came in the limelight after scoring a brilliant double-century (201 runs) during a U14 Karnataka state inter-zonal cricket match. In the second innings of that same game, Samit scored 94 runs. Moreover, in that game, Samit also took three wickets.
Earlier, in 2015, Samit scored three half-centuries when he was playing for his school Mallya Aditi International in the U12 level cricket in Bengaluru.