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20 international cricketers and their love for dogs

The love dogs give their family members is unconditional. They are huge stress-busters and bring in immense joy and happiness to their human families.

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The impact of dogs in the lives of human being remains unparalleled. The four-legged creatures become an integral part of families they are part of, enjoying as much —or even more — love as the humans in the household. The smaller breeds are furry balls that remain child-like all through their lives, while the bigger breeds serve as intimidating security for their families.

The love dogs give their family members is unconditional. They are huge stress-busters and bring in immense joy and happiness to their human families. Being away from them is always heart-breaking, especially if they have to be left in a care-taker’s kennel or in someone’s care when the human family has to be away for a while. One can thus understand the plight of the modern cricketers who spend long stretches away from their home and their pet dogs.

Among the more high-profile Indian cricketers, men like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are all dog lovers. Rohit is a PETA supporter while Dhoni adopted a stray dog in 2013. Many, many modern cricketers are dog lovers. Below are a few of the current crop of international cricketers – or their family – with their pet dogs.

Aaron Finch take his dog out for a drive.
Aaron Finch takes his dog out for a drive.
iden Blizzard takes a snooze as does his dog on his lap.
Aiden Blizzard takes a snooze as does his dog on his lap.
Ashok Dinda's dog Fluffy is enjoying comfortable seat!
Ashok Dinda’s dog Fluffy is enjoying a comfortable seat!
Chris Gayle and his pet Coco having a conversation over a glass of champagne.
Chris Gayle and his pet Coco having a conversation over a glass of champagne.
Chris Lynn finds time to take his dog for a swim.
Chris Lynn finds time to take his dog for a swim.
Dale Steyn's hat-trick! The South African paceman smile says it all for his love for dogs.
Dale Steyn’s hat-trick! The South African paceman’s smile says it all for his love for dogs.
It's selfie time for Robin Uthappa and his dog.
It’s selfie time for Robin Uthappa and his dog.
James Pattinson with his pet dog.
James Pattinson with his pet dog.
JP Duminy's pet shares some precious moments with him in the bed before JP has to leave for yet another cricketing assignment.
JP Duminy’s pet shares some precious moments with him in the bed before JP leave​s​ for yet another cricketing assignment.
P Duminy and his wife Sue with their pet dog in their car.
P Duminy and his wife Sue with their pet dog in their car.

 

Peter Siddle with his dogs Oscar, Axel Ralphie.
Peter Siddle with his dogs Oscar, Axel Ralphie.
Rohit Sharma, an animal lover and PETA supporter, expressing his joy being with a dog.
Rohit Sharma, an animal lover and PETA supporter, expressing his joy being with a dog.
RP Singh bonding with his pet.
RP Singh bonding with his pet.
Sakshi and her pet have each other for company while MS Dhoni is away from home playing cricket.
Sakshi and her pet have each other for company while MS Dhoni is away from home playing cricket.
Virat Kohli with Bruno, his pet Beagle.
Virat Kohli with Bruno, his pet Beagle.

 

Vernon Philander with his partner Mandy Hudson and his pet dog.
Vernon Philander with his partner Mandy Hudson and his pet dog.

 

Ben Hilfenhaus playing with his dogs and son.
Ben Hilfenhaus playing with his dogs and son.
Sean Abott with his pet
Sean Abott with his pet.
Mithcell Starc and his dog in a playful mood.
Mithcell Starc and his dog in a playful mood.
Herschelle Gibbs with his pet.
Herschelle Gibbs with his pet.

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