India’s love for cricket is boundless, just like its love for pets, particularly dogs. Being cricket lovers, we want to know more about our favorite players. And if you are a pet lover, then you are always curious to know about your favorite cricket celebrity’s pets. The face of cricket has changed over time, and the IPL is now trending among cricket fans around the world. Let us take a look at your favorite IPL team and their bond with pets.
Though the Mumbai Indians have won most of the IPL matches, CSK and Dhoni have their own fan followings who are completely crazy for them. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Captain Cool, is a true animal lover. He and his wife, Sakshi, are the parents of several dogs and horses. They have a Belgian Malinois, two white Huskies, and a Dutch Shepherd with whom they spend quality time at their farmhouse. Similarly, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ben Stokes from CSK are equally crazy for pets.
Deepak has a lab named Denzo and is often seen sharing photos and videos on Instagram, while Sir Jadeja is an animal lover too; he has dogs, horses, rabbits, pigeons, and fish. Ben Stokes is a 32-year-old all-rounder from England playing for CSK. He is very active on Instagram with his pets Shelby and Sampson, with whom fans have seen him and his family spending quality time very frequently.
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Mumbai Indians are at the top of the list, and with millions of followers, they are also the second-most popular IPL team, with star players such as Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav; Being one of the clean strikers and record breakers, Ro-HIT is also a pet parent who loves dogs a lot; he had a beloved Beagle named Magic who recently passed away, and he dedicated his half-century against Sri Lanka in the ODIs to him.
Suryakumar Yadav, another crowd favorite, shares his heart and home with two French Bulldogs named Pablo and Oreo. His Instagram is a testament to his strong bond with his canine companions, as seen in their countless heartwarming posts. One post lovingly describes them as "Mera dost Mera yaar Mera beta Mera bhai Aur sabse badkar tu meri jaan hai" (My friend, my companion, my son, my brother, and above all, you are my life).
Another famous cricket celebrity from England and the Mumbai Indians is Jofra Archer. During one of the matches, the fast bowler was injured, which truly made his fans worried about his return to international cricket, but do you know who came to his rescue? He brought home five American pit bulls, who helped him recover from the career-threatening accident.
Though Royal Challengers Bangalore has been in the limelight for memes and humor about their poor performance, the team’s real charm belongs to Virat Kohli. The one who doesn’t leave a single chance to impress the cricket fans with his centuries and the girls with his charming personality and looks is an extreme pet lover. We all know Virat has lost his Bruno (a beagle), but we have recently seen him happy posing with a street dog in Bhutan during his trip. Both Virat and Anushka are animal lovers and spend time with their furry friends.
Drawing things to a close, last year’s winning team, the Gujarat Titans, and its star players Shubham Gill, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammed Shami are pet lovers too. One of the snaps from Shubham’s Instagram is of his pet dog, captioned, "Missing this Goltuu". Check out the snap, and we are sure both of these gentlemen rule most of the fan’s hearts. Similarly, Hardik Pandya, the savior of Team India, is not just a dog lover; among pet lovers, he has two terriers, Aston and Bentle Pandya, whom he loves to the moon and back. Hardik’s Instagram is flooded with pictures of dogs, and we are sure
he is an amazing dog parent. Coming to Mohammad Shami, the fastest bowler, we must say his pet is equally a fitness freak; he was seen working out with his dog ‘Jack’.
In essence, these celebrity cricketers are no different from us when it comes to expressing affection for their pets. They openly display their fondness for their animal companions and take pleasure in pampering them. Their social media accounts are replete with endearing moments shared with their pets. Feel free to share in the comments which celebrity and their furry friend you love the most.