Courtesy: Instagram - Hardik Pandya
Courtesy: Instagram - Hardik Pandya

Muskaan Thakur

Not all our young cricketers are parents to human babies, but many of them are dog parents, and amazing ones at that. Here’s a glimpse of them having a paw-fect time together;
Courtesy: Instagram - Simba
Courtesy: Instagram – Simba
KL Rahul’s best friend is a Chow Chow named Simba. He even has an Instagram account of his own, @Kingsimbathechow, which has 17.6K followers.
Courtesy: Instagram - Hardik Pandya
Courtesy: Instagram – Hardik Pandya
On his 25th birthday, Hardik introduced us to the newest member of his family, a Terrier named Bentley Pandya. He is also another pooch, named Aston Pandya and has also gotten close to Natasa Stankovic’s dog, Curly. Recently, in a video, the couple was seen giving the trio a fun outdoor bath.

Whereas Mahi has an army of canines; a Belgian Malinois, Sam; White coat huskies; Lilly and Gabbar and a Dutch Shepherd, Zoya. He has a special area in his Ranchi Farmhouse where he trains them.
Courtesy: Instagram - Kane Williamson
Courtesy: Instagram – Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson often shares cute pictures of his pooch, Sandy. While in self-quarantine, he posted a stunning video of him practicing cricket with Sandy.
Courtesy: Instagram - Dinesh Karthik
Courtesy: Instagram – Dinesh Karthik
Interestingly, Dinesh Karthik has named his Labradoodle, Coco Chanel. Just like Simba, she also has an Instagram account, @cocochanel_thelabradoodle.
Courtesy: Instagram - Virat Kohli
Courtesy: Instagram – Virat Kohli
In May, Virat and Anushka announced the sad demise of their dog Bruno, who had been Virat’s companion for 11 years. The duo spent their self-quarantine days with their Labrador, Dude. In fact, Virat also adopted 15 stray dogs from Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE), Bangalore.
Courtesy: Instagram - Steve Smith
Courtesy: Instagram – Steve Smith
Steve Smith and his wife also bid farewell to the smallest member of their family, Charlie. Here’s an adorable picture of them.

Rishabh Pant posted a hilarious video of himself, trying to play with his paw friend, Kuuchi, and royally failing at it.