Story Behind Indian cricket team jersey numbers

Here are the stories behind the jersey numbers of top 9 Indian cricketers

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The players in cricket field are identified by their jersey number more than their name. Various players at International level use a variety of numbers with many reasons behind them.

Today, we have a list of 9 Indian cricketers with the actual stories behind their jersey numbers:

1. Virat Kohli (18) – Has worn it ever since he won the U19 World Cup wearing 18

Virat Kohli

He captained the World Cup-winning Under 19 team. His number was 18 back then, so he decided to stick with it.

2. MS Dhoni (7) – His birthday falls on July 7th


Apart from that, he is also a supporter of Manchester United and some of the greatest players of the club like George Best, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo wore number 7. There’s no doubt that he is the greatest captain India ever had and this legendary number suits him for sure.

3. Yuvraj Singh (12) – He was born on the 12th of December at 12 PM

Yuvraj Singh

He survived cancer and fought his way back into the team. The warrior carries his birth date and time on his back, and interestingly, he was also born in Sector 12 of Chandigarh.

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