Ever Wondered How Cricketers Get Their Jersey Number?
In the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka, fast bowler Shardul Thakur has given one day debut in team India and wore Number 10 Jersey. After the match, he had faced the angry fans on social media as the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar used to wear Number 10 Jersey. Clearly, the fans don’t want anyone to wear number 10 jersey. Did you Ever Wondered How Cricketers Get Their Jersey Number? Well, each team members choose Jersey Number according to their will. Here’s the reason behind the legendary numbers associated with our players.
The Reasons Behind The Numbers, Indian Cricketers Picked For Their Jerseys
- Virat Kohli (18)
The team India captain, Virat Kohli, wears a number 18 Jersey. Virat chose 18 numbers for his jersey because when he was selected for the under-19 team, he got this number, and so he decided to stick with it.
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- MS Dhoni (7)
MS Dhoni’s birthday falls on 7th July and that would probably the reason behind wearing this Jersey. Apart from that, MS Dhoni is also a supporter of Manchester United football club and some great players including David Beckham, George Best & Cristiano Ronaldo who wore number 7 Jersey.
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- Yuvraj Singh (12)
Yuvraj Singh carries his birth date and time, 12th of December at 12 PM, on his back. Well, you would be supervised to know that this cricket player was born in Sector 12 of Chandigarh.
- Rohit Sharma (45)
His mother believes that number 45 would bring luck for him and she suggested him to pick 45 Number Jersey during his Under-19 days.
- Hardik Pandya (228)
Hardik Pandya made highest score of 228 runs for the Baroda Under-16 team. Since then he is having this three digit number on his Jersey. However, for the World T20, he is wearing the number 33.
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- Ravichandran Ashwin (99)
Number 9 is Ravichandran Ashwin’s favorite. In school days his roll number was 9 and but when he joined Team India, Parthiv Patel had already taken that number, so he decided to wear 99 Jersey.
- Harbhajan Singh (3)
India’s best off spinner, Harbhajan Singh, was born on July 3rd. He believes in wearing this number on the back of his jersey as good luck charm.
- Shikhar Dhawan (25)
Shikhar Dhawan’s daughter was also born on the 25th and due to this, he prefer to wear Number 25 on his jersey.
- Ravindra Jadeja (8)
The grand total of Ravindra Jadeja birthday adds up to 8 which further contribute to him liking that number on his jersey. To simplify this, he was born on 6/12/1988 and the sum total of all the digits comes to 6 + 12 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 8 = 44 and 4 + 4 = 8. Also, he made his One Day debut for the Indian cricket team on the 8th of February, 2009.
- Ajinkya Rahane (27)
Ajinkya Rahane’s favorite and lucky number is 9. He’s the third player in the Indian team who wanted to wear the number 9 Jersey. Since 2 + 7 comes to 9, the 27-year-old cricketer decided to wear this number.
So, these are the reasons behind choosing a unique Jersey number. For more cool facts, stay connected with us only at coolexample.in