On Mother’s Day, cricket stars show they are still mama’s boys
From Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli, cricketers around the world take to Twitter and Instagram to show love and gratitude to their mothers.cricket Updated: May 14, 2017 14:00 IST
Cricket superstars let out their emotion as they took to social media to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday. India captain Virat Kohli kept his message ‘for the mums’ simple --- by showing a collage of questions they usually ask in different stages of their lives.
Sachin Tendulkar tweeted a picture of his mother and said “To the world you are my mother but to me you are my world. #HappyMothersDay Aiee!!”
For the former India dashing opener Virender Sehwag, his mother was love at first sight. “I believe in love at first sight. Love my mother ever since I opened my eyes,” Sehwag tweeted.
Rishabh Pant, who has been making heads turn with his audacious shots in the Indian Premier League only days after losing his father, tweeted a picture of his mother --- his ‘biggest source of inspiration and support’.
Happy Mothers Day to my biggest source of inspiration and support pic.twitter.com/0LK8rsgz15— Rishab Pant (@RishabPant777) May 14, 2017
Australia vice-captain and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner posted two messages on his Instagram — one wishing his mother and the other wishing his wife Candice on behalf of their little kids.
Warner in his post said: “Happy Mother’s Day to this beauty of a lady @warnerlorraine love you lots and lots mum. Always there for us.”
He also wished his wife. “Happy Mother’s Day to my wifey @candywarner1 nothing but amazing all the time. Girls and I love you lots. Hope you have a great day my dear.”
Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steven Smith posted: “Happy Mother’s Day Mum. Thanks for everything that you do for me. I hope you have a fantastic day. I love you”
Former India opener Akash Chopra tweeted: “Everything I am...You helped me to be. Thank you, mom.”
India and Mumbai Indians off-spinner Harbhajan Singh too tweeted a picture with his mother, saying “Everything I am, you helped me to be. #MothersDay”
Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there. The one who encouraged me to find my own person and own independence #HappyMothersDay— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 14, 2017
Out of favour India all-rounder Irfan Pathan tweeted: “Whatever I m 2day it’s cos of u Ammi.My respect 2all d mothers u all r beautiful n to my wife who is new to motherhood.”
India cricketer Manoj Tiwary said his mother is his strength. “Mothers are our greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. #HappyMothersDay to all the mothers. Love you Mom,” Tiwary tweeted.
Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy also thanked his mother for the 33 years she had carried him through life.
Without you there's no me. Everything I am you've help me to be. Thank you for the 33years you've carried me through and I'm proud of what … pic.twitter.com/k0RUbe68qH— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) May 14, 2017
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq however struck a realistic cord with a tweet on how mothers need to be remembered and loved every day, not just one day.
Every day is mother day pic.twitter.com/6OXMx5qJ0p— Saqlain Mushtaq (@Saqlain_Mushtaq) May 14, 2017
First Published: May 14, 2017 13:42 IST