Shikhar Dhawan Virat Kohli
Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have been friends for quite a long time now.Reuters

It is the first Sunday of the month of August and people are pouring social media platforms with their photographs of friends and Friendship Day messages. Is it only about one day that people need to celebrate in this fashion? What about the rest of 364 days in the year? Are not they special with these friends around us? Of course they are and the ones that sticks are the ones who become immortal. 

On this eve of Friendship Day 2016, we will take a look at five of the best friendships we still witness in the world of sports. 

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan: These two are kind of inseparable from each other. From going up together to playing in the same cricket academy and now sharing the Indian cricket team's dressing room, they have done it all. A lot of people speak about their friendship and some envy them as well. But that is how they are and one should pray that is how they should remain for the rest of their lives. 

Kumar Sangakkara Mahela Jayawardene

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene: One of the most iconic friendships in the history of Sri Lankan cricket. Both have been former Sri Lankan captains but never was there any difference between the two. From retiring almost at the same time to running a restaurant (Ministry of Crabs in Colombo), Sangakkara and Jayawardene show us how wonderful friendship can be.

Frank Lampard John Terry
John Terry and Frank Lampard.Reuters

Frank Lampard and John Terry: Bromancing is something one should have learnt from them when they were at Chelsea together. "The Frankie & Johnny" story could be made into a film if the writer actually manages to script their friendship. 

Marco Reus Mario Gotze Mesut Ozil
Mario Gotze, Marco Reus and Mesut Ozil.Reuters

Marco Reus and Mario Gotze: Their friendship is like 'a thing' in Germany. The two have been friends for a long long time now and they will reunite at Borussia Dortmund yet again as Gotze completed his move back to the club from Bayern Munich few days ago. 

Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.Reuters

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg: The two Formula One championship contenders in recent times have known each other since ages. They used to go karting together and it was there where their friendship blossomed. However, their friendship never comes between them and their professional attitudes and that is exactly how it should be. Both Mercedes drivers have claimed that nothing has gone wrong between the two and we hope that is the truth.