Cricket, India’s most popular sport, is sometimes described as a religion in this country. People have a special affection for it, and they go to great lengths to express their enthusiasm for the gentleman’s game.
In addition, as time has passed, a growing number of young people have wanted to be cricketers, accelerating the game’s general development in the country. The players occupy an even more unique environment and are revered as national heroes. People are still awestruck by jersey numbers since they are such an essential element of a player’s identification in cricket.
1.Sachin Tendulkar and Shardul Thakur – #10
There is no question that everyone is familiar with Sachin Tendulkar’s name. In his long limited-overs career, the great who controlled global cricket for decades and set several records, the embodiment of the perfect batsman, wore the number 10 shirt. It was also revealed that Tendulkar had a unique relationship with the number.
Shardul Thakur, a Mumbai-based seamer, was recently spotted donning the number 10 jersey in his first matches for India. Later sources said that BCCI has decided to remove the number 10 jersey amid public outcry over its repeated use.
2.MS Dhoni and Javagal Srinath – #7
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the previous captain of the Indian team is one of the greatest captains of all time. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India has won the World Cup on two occasions. Dhoni selected 7 as his number, which he admits is because he was born on July 7th. Not only that, but Dhoni’s favorite players George Best, David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo all wear the number 7.
Javagal Srinath also used the number 7 jersey. One of India’s greatest fast bowlers, he is well respected. Bowlers from all over the globe wanted to replicate his bowling action because it was so perfect. He has played in 67 Tests and 229 One Day Internationals for India. He’s also the first Indian bowler to reach the 300-wicket mark in One-Day Internationals. One of his most notable achievements is becoming India’s top wicket-taker in World Cups.
3.Gautam Gambhir and Ambati Rayudu – #5
Gautam Gambhir, India’s 2011 World Cup hero, wore the number five shirt throughout his ODI and T20I career. Ambati Rayudu, who made his debut lately, has also picked the same number jersey.
Gambhir was a long-serving member of the Indian cricket squad before retiring last year, whilst Rayudu is not a regular for the men in blue.
4.Sourav Ganguly and R Ashwin – #99
It’s no secret that the former Indian captain and current BCCI chairman is a superstitious individual. And it was reflected in the fact that his jersey number was always changing. After Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey number was moved to 10, Ganguly was given the number 99. Following the guidance of Sanjay B Jumaani, Ganguly agreed on the number 24 for the 2003 World Cup.
Ravichandran Ashwin’s jersey number is 99 since his favorite number is 9 and his school roll number was the same. When he joined Team India and wanted to wear the jersey with that number, he couldn’t sense it was already worn by Parthiv Patel. As a result, he was forced to settle with a jersey of #99.
5.Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina – #3
Harbhajan Singh, one of the finest Indian spinners of all time, wore number three in white-ball cricket. Bhaji, who last played for India in 2016, is set to retire shortly, as the 41-year-old appears to have seen his international career come to an end.
Suresh Raina is the other player to wear the number three jersey. The southpaw was previously an indispensable member of India’s national squad.