It’s Friendship Day 2018 on August 5 – the first Sunday of eighth month of the year. Friendship is one the purest and best relationships for a person. From chaddi buddies to college friends, an individual makes several best friends at different stage of lives. Another set of friends we make is at work. And giving the best example of BFFs at work is our star players from Indian cricket team over the years. Today in Friendship Day 2018 Cricket Special, we will look at some of the most memorable friendships in Team India. From Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, their tales will bring a big smile on your face. Friendship Day Songs in Hindi: List of Best Bollywood Songs for Friends to Wish Happy Friendship Day 2018.
The beauty of friendship lies in the memories we create with our friends and the friendship day offers everyone a day to cherish our friends who make our lives beautiful and complete. Friendship Day in India is celebrated on the first Sunday of August, this year it will be celebrated on August 5, 2018.
The Indian Cricket Team as we all know is like a close-knit unit with the cricketers being in each other’s company for large parts of the year; some friendship stories have characterised Indian cricket for long. As we celebrate the Friendship Day on the 5th of August, we list out some of the famous cricketers and their buddies.
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan
The Delhi lads had known each other since their Ranji Trophy days when they represented Delhi together and both being Punjabi means they have a strong connection. Often picturized with their families together when on trips, both Virat and Shikhar are always in a jovial mood when together.
They complement each other well when grooving to Punjabi numbers in the dressing room or parties. Their posts on social media also find each other’s mention a lot many times and often there is deep-rooted humour to it.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
The greatest Indian opening pair in limited overs cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly are also the best of friends off the field. Having known each other since their under 14 days, the bond between the two only grew with time.
They have seen each other’s ups and downs but have always supported and stood up for each other. Post-retirement too, they have been seen at several events, and most notable of them was the ISL final when their teams Atletico De Kolkata and Kerala Blasters locked horns.
Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh
Both Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh made their debuts in Kenya in the Champions trophy in 1999, and there has been no looking back in their friendship ever since. We had seen their on-field camaraderie several times back in the days when Saurav Ganguly led the team.
Both have been quite frequent on the party circuits too and have done several ads together as well. Their invaluable contribution in the 2011 World Cup got India its second trophy, and few could forget their euphoric celebrations later.
MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina
Captain Dhoni and his deputy Suresh Raina at Chennai Super Kings are not only kings of the IPL but great buddies off the field too. Under Dhoni, Raina played a crucial role in India’s World Cup campaign of 2011 and starred in several victories.
The duo has had several essential partnerships in the middle order for India, and their proper understanding was reflected in their running between the wickets which was something extraordinary. Their daughters Ziva and Gracia are often snapped together on several occasions carrying on their father's friendship in the second generation too.
These stories are set to true friendship goals for everyone out there and also goes on to establish the fact that two good friends who enjoy each other’s company can often achieve so much together.