What’s in the Jersey Number?
We bring you the little stories behind the jersey numbers of some of the most influential players in the IPL.
Yuvi has always flaunted the number 12 on his jersey, be it on the international platform or now for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. His jersey number 12 indicates his birth date - December 12.
The same can be said about his RCB teammate AB de Villiers, whose jersey number 17, stands for his birth date - February 17.
Chris Gayle sports the number 333 on his jersey as the number is a reminder of his triple century against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2010-11. This figure also happens to be the highest score by any West Indian batsman outside the Caribbean.
The Sri Lankan spin wizard claimed 800 his jersey number as he sealed his 800th Test Wicket on the last ball of his final Test Match against India.
Lasith Malinga chose to go with number 99 on his jersey as he was the 99th Test Cricket debutant of Sri Lanka on 1st July 2004 against Australia.
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