2) Lala, Surinder and Mohinder Amarnath
In 1933, India played their first test match on home soil at the Bombay Gymkhana. Nainik ‘Lala’ Amarnath, on debut, scored the first test match century by an Indian. He took the famed English attack to task, bringing up his century in 117 minutes.
Lala was dynamic with both bat and bowl and could even keep wickets. He would go on to have an influential career and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of Indian cricket.
Lala’s elder son, Surinder, would emulate his father by also scoring a century on test debut. However, his other son, Mohinder, would have a greater career.
Mohinder would play 69 test matches over an 18 year old career. Known as the comeback man of Indian cricket, Mohinder was one of India’s best performers against the hostile fast bowling of Pakistan and West Indies.