Apart from shining in their profession, Indian cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and many others have also proved that they are adorable fathers.
Tendulkar, who is considered as 'God' by his fans all over the world, has always proved himself to be a great father. His elder daughter Sara, 18, is rumoured to debut in Bollywood soon and 15-year-old son Arjun has proved his talents in cricket -- like his father -- with his all-round abilities.
Dhoni and Sakshi's adorable baby Ziva was born on 6 February, 2015 and recently the Indian captain said that he missed her badly as she was born during his long Australian tour weeks ahead of the World Cup in Australia.
The right-handed opening batsman has two sons, Aryavir, born in 2007 and Vedant, born in 2010.
The former Indian captain Ganguly, who eloped with his childhood sweetheart Dona Roy has a 14-year-old daughter Sana Ganguly.
The left-handed opening batsman met his lady love Ayesha Mukherjee through Facebook and got married in 2012. They have a one-year-old son Zoravar.
Pathan and his wife Afreen have a one-year-old son Ayaan.
Gambhir considers his daughter Aazeen Gambhir, who was born in May 2014, his lucky charm,
"Fatherhood has brought me a lot of joy and luck; I am thankful to the creator. The other day, one of my friends suggested that whenever I walk out to bat, my profile should read: Gautam Gambhir: Indian cricketer, World Cup winner, Arjuna Awardee and now a Proud Father," Gambhir told Hindustan Times.
Anil Kumble and wife Chethana have two children – Mayas Kumble and Svasti Kumble. He also raises a daughter Aaruni Kumble from Chethana's previous marriage.