Jersey Numbers have been always been synonymous with some of the greatest sportsmen in the world. Whether it is the iconic No.10 jersey which has been worn by legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Lionel Messi, or the No.7 jersey, graced by the likes of David Becham, Cristiano Ronaldo and MS Dhoni, a jersey number tends to become an identity of a sportsman.
If you consider Indian cricket, jersey numbers like 99, 45, 18, 07 and 10 have been synonymous with some of the its greatest cricketers. And, fans have always been intrigued and curious to know about the exact reasons behind a player choosing a certain number.
Here’s a look at the reasons behind the jersey numbers of Indian Cricketers-
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Hardik Pandya- 228
Hardik Pandya has impinged himself as one of the key components of the Indian cricket team, especially in white-ball cricket.
The swashbuckling all-rounder, who made his debut back in 2016, dons the number 228 on his national jersey.
The reason for it is 228 happens to be Hardik’s highest score in competitive cricket. The Baroda all-rounder achieved the feat during a Vijay Merchant U-16 encounter. Coming into bat with his side reeling at 4-23, he smoked his way to a whirlwind double-hundred.