Unusual Jersey Numbers

It may be considered as entirely a superstition or belief towards a particular number, but the notions are the most appropriate in the world of Cricket. It’s not new for the games to go down to the wire resulting in the fans ending up with half-chewed nails. All players tend to follow all their superstitions to guide their team home.

5. Hardik Pandya (228)

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Hardik Pandya has jersey number 228; it refers to his first class highest score of 228 which he made playing for Baroda during his Under-16 days. Pandya has been a good find for the Indian cricket team ever since his selection and has impressed fans from across the globe with his aggressive style of play whether it is with the bat, ball or on the field. His knock of 78 against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final will be remembered by Indian cricket fans for years to come, despite not ending as the victorious side.

4. Marlon Samuels (730)

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You might have seen all-rounder Marlon Samuels jersey with the number 730 printed. He wore it in a match of the Bangladesh Premier League where he plays for Rajshahi Duronto. Samuels had to stay out of Cricket as he was found guilty of corruption. 730 signifies the number of days he was barred from the game. Samuels has been a tremendous contributor to Windies World Cup success in 2016. He has also contributed well in many T20 leagues around the World. He is more of a limited-overs specialist despite playing some good knocks in Test Cricket too.

3. Morne Morkel (65)

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Morne Morkel has been a lethal bowler for the South Africans for a long time. His deadly bouncers combined with massive pace is a nightmare for the many of batsmen. The number 65 signifies his height which stands at a massive 6 feet 5 inches. His height has also been a big reason for his success helping him generate the extra bounce which outdoes the batsman. The pace has done well for Indian Premier League side Kolkata Knight Riders too.

2. Chris Gayle (333, 175)

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Chris Gayle known for smashing the bowlers all over the park was wearing a jersey with the number 333 on the back which is very familiar to all cricket fans. The number 333 represents his highest score in the Test Cricket which came against the Sri Lankans. Chris Gayle also wears the jersey number 175 which marks his highest score in the T20 format.

1. Muttiah Muralitharan (800)

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Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan wore the iconic jersey with the number 800 when he played for Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Banglore in the Indian Premier League. It shows that 800 is the number of Test wickets he got during his incredible career. Muralitharan remains the highest wicket-taker in the history of the Cricket with his tally of 800 and 534 wickets in both the Test and ODI format respectively. Truly one of the best to have blessed the game.

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