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5 Cricket Players and Their Pets

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Plenty of athletes have pets, and cricket players are no different. Cricket players often share peeks into their personal lives via social media and interviews. There are plenty of reports and posts about players and their family and friends. Pets are just one of many things that are shared about different plaers.

Most cricket players have dogs but there are a few with the unexpected pet. Either way, there are many cricket players that share cute moments with their animal companions, and fans love them for it. These are just a few cricket popular players known for their love for cricket and their pets:

Ravindra Jadeja and His Horse

Among the many dog-loving cricket players, there are a few players with a love for horses and Ravindra Jadeja is one of them. During the lockdown, Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja found comfort with his family and the presence of his horses. In one interview, Jadeja revealed his passion for horses blossomed when he would ride at his friend's place, gradually fostering a deep interest in horse breeding.

In 2010, he acquired a few horses for his farmhouse in Jamnagar, Gujarat, where he dedicated himself to their care and well-being. During his breaks from cricket, it is not uncommon to find him riding horses on his farm, indulging in his passion.

Dale Steyn’s Army

Meet Dale Steyn, the legendary cricketer with an unexpected army. But it's not a conventional army made up of soldiers or warriors; it's an army of pure love and loyalty. Dale's army consists of five adorable dogs, each with their own unique personality and charm. These furry companions are more than just pets to him; they are family. Whether he's on the cricket field or at home, his dogs are always by his side, reminding him of the unwavering love and companionship that only a true army can provide.

MS Dhoni's Dog Quartet

Enter the world of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the beloved former captain of the Indian cricket team, where animals hold a special place in his heart. Dhoni's affection extends to his four furry companions: Sam, a loyal Belgian Malinois, Lilly and Gabbar, two charming white huskies, and Zoya, a graceful Dutch Shepherd. At his picturesque Ranchi farmhouse, Dhoni's animal kingdom expands further with the presence of Honey, a delightful parrot, and Chetak, a spirited pony.

Dhoni and his family make it a priority to spend quality time with their furry and feathery friends. Whether it's teaching them new tricks or simply showering them with unconditional love, Dhoni's bond with his pets knows no bounds. In his world, the joy and companionship they bring are cherished treasures that illuminate his days.

KL Rahul's Little Lion

Meet Kannaur Lokesh Rahul, the talented vice-captain of India's cricket team, known as KL Rahul. Beyond his cricketing prowess, he has a special place in his heart for animals. One particular furry friend holds a special place in his life - his adorable pet, Simba, a Chow Chow dog. Their bond is truly heartwarming, and Rahul cherishes every moment spent with Simba.

In fact, his affection for his four-legged companion is so profound that he even has a tattoo of Simba on his back. Sharing this intimate connection on social media, Rahul proudly exclaimed, "Guess who's got my back, people? My personal '#lionking'." It's clear that Simba is not just a pet, but a beloved member of Rahul's family, capturing the hearts of fans who admire this touching display of companionship.

Virat Kohli's Beloved Canine

Virat Kohli, the esteemed Indian cricket captain, is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport. On the field, he displays immense strength and bravery, but off the field, he reveals his enthusiastic and endearing personality. Kohli has set an exceptional example of consistency, boasting a batting average over 50, which speaks volumes about his remarkable abilities.

Beyond cricket, Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma share a deep love for animals, often delighting fans with adorable pictures of their playful pets. Kohli's journey with pets began with a Pomeranian, followed by a cherished Labrador Retriever named Rico. Pets, for Kohli, are not just companions but also his greatest stress relievers. In a heartwarming act, Kohli also adopted 15 dogs from a shelter home, exemplifying his deep compassion for animals in need.


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