Indian Cricketers And Their Secret Behind Jersey Numbers – Cricafe

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The players in cricket field are identified more by their jersey number more than their name. Various players in international level use a variety of numbers with many reasons behind them. Chris Gayle uses 333 as that was his highest test score. Virender Sehwag       didn’t use any number in his jersey during his last. We have a list of 10 Indian players with the actual reason behind it.


Ravichandran Ashwin- No 99

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He is one of best spinners in the world now. The reason for 99 is that it is his favorite number and also it was his roll number during his school days. His twitter account also runs by the name @ashwinravi99. He has been a most dependable factor in the Indian side.


Hardik Pandiya – No 228

The new star of Indian cricket has 228 in his shirt. It seems to be his highest score in an under-16 tournament conducted by BCCI. It was a match when he captained Baroda under-16 side. This knock of 228 came when the team was at 23 for 4 while chasing a 350 plus score. He recently made his test debut against Sri Lanka.

Ajinkya Rahane- No 27

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This right-hand batsman known for his technical batting skills wears number 27. He is the most adaptable player in the current Indian team. He has chosen 27 as the sum equals 9. This number 9 is also preferred by some other players in the team.

Harbhajan Singh- No 3

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One of the best spinners India has produced. The experienced off-spinner wears number 3 as 3rd July is his birthday. Another interesting fact is that his Indian T20 cap number is also 3. He took a hat trick against the mighty aussies.

Shikhar Dhawan- No 25

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The left-handed Delhi batsman is now in a good form in Sri Lanka. He wears 25 as it being a lucky family number. His daughter’s birthday is also on 25th. His twitter handle is @SDhawan25.

Ravindra Jadeja- No 8

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He is mentioned as “sir” by all the fans. The all-rounder wore 12 while playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL. It is his lucky number. He can’t use the number in Indian team as Yuvraj Singh is also using the same number so wears 8. The grand total of his date of birth 6/12/1988 is 8. He made his ODI debut for India on 8th February 2009.


Rohit Sharma- No 45

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The right handed opening batsman preferred 9 as per the suggestion from his astrologer but not as a single digit so he uses 45. His mother had already picked number 45 for his under-19 world cup. Since then he has started using number 45.

Yuvraj Singh- No 12

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The left-handed batsman wears jersey number 12. The reason behind this is that his birthday is on December 12. Another reason for choosing 12 is that he was born in sector 12 of Chandigarh. He is famous for the 6 sixes he hit in one over and the way he came back after fighting cancer.

Virat Kohli- No 18

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He is called as “run machine” for because of his run scoring capacity. He wears number 18 jersey. There is an emotional reason behind this. It was on December 18th his father passed away. It is so much unlucky that he couldn’t see his son becoming the world’s No.1 batsman in the world.

MS Dhoni- No 7

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He is considered as the most successful Indian captain. He has won all the ICC trophies. Like many other Indian cricketers Dhoni has also consulted astrologer for a lucky jersey number. His birthday is also on July 7th.


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