Cricketers have a busy schedule during their active careers. Players spend a lot of time on the field while staying away from their loved ones for a long time. Sometimes, they even have to play on their birthdays, as they have to fulfill their commitment to play for the country.
Birthday is a special day for any person and cricketers are no different. There are many players who have toiled hard on the cricket field on their birthdays in the past.
There are few players who also bagged the limelight while playing cricket matches on their birthdays, coming up with an astonishing performance on the field. Here we take a glance at 3 players with the best bowling figures on their birthday in T20Is.
3 Players With The Best Bowling Figures On Their Birthday
3. Yuvraj Singh- 3/23
Yuvraj Singh bags the third spot in this list. The former Indian player celebrates his birthday on December 12 every year. In the year 2009 on his birthday, the left-arm spinner picked 3 wickets for 23 runs in a T20I match against Sri Lanka. In the match played at Mohali in India, Sri Lanka batted first and scored a mammoth total of 206/7 in the 1st innings.
While pacers Ishant Sharma picked 1 wicket and Yusuf Pathan grabbed 2, Yuvraj Singh was the highest wicket-taker with 3 wickets in his just 3 overs. Later, Yuvraj also scored unbeaten 60 runs. India managed to win the match by 6 wickets, after reaching 211 runs in 19.1 overs. Yuvraj Singh was awarded player of the match for impeccable performance on his birthday.