The game of cricket has millions of followers all over the world. It is the dream of every fan to play cricket for his nation one day, but not everyone is successful is achieving that goal. Becoming a cricketer and getting a jersey with your name at the back is a significant achievement. But there have been instances in Indian cricket where a player wore another player’s jersey.
As per the rules of cricket, every cricketer gets a jersey with his name or surname and a number of his choosing at the back. Jersey number 18 has become synonymous with Virat Kohli, similarly MS Dhoni’s number 7, Sachin Tendulkar’s number 10 and Rohit Sharma’s number 45 are very popular.
In this listicle today, we will look back at those four instances when an Indian cricketer wore another player’s jersey in a white-ball cricket match.
1. Deepak Hooda recently wore another player’s jersey
Indian all-rounder Deepak Hooda made his debut in 2022. The all-rounder has quickly become an important part of the team. Yesterday, in the 2nd ODI against West Indies, some eagle-eyed fans noticed that he was wearing Prasidh Krishna’s jersey.
2. Sourav Ganguly wore another player’s jersey
In 2007, India hosted West Indies for a four-match ODI series, and Sourav Ganguly did not receive a jersey of his size. As a result, he had to wear Suresh Raina’s jersey while playing in the middle.
3. Rohit Sharma
Wearing others Jersey for luck is Rohit Sharma. Last game Vijay Shankar Jersey today Hardik jersey— Rohan R Shanbhag (@rony619619) February 10, 2019
During India’s tour of New Zealand in 2019, Rohit Sharma once came out to play in the jersey of all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Rohit reportedly also wore Hardik Pandya’s jersey once.
4. Jasprit Bumrah
Is Vijay Shankar jersey is so lucky for players.. ?— Apple_Jack 🍎 (@Being_a_medico) February 24, 2019
Rohit Sharma was wearing it then… Now Bumrah wearing it.#INDvAUS
Around the same time, Jasprit Bumrah also played in a match wearing the jersey of Vijay Shankar. Interestingly, even Bumrah achieved success while wearing the number 59 on his back.