The world of sports is incomplete without the players and their jersey numbers. From football to cricket , from Lionel Messi and Sachin Tendulkar as number 10 to Cristiano Ronaldo and MS Dhoni as number 7 we are used to associate certain players with their jersey numbers. Let’s take a look at a few Mumbai Premier League players and the reasons behind their jersey numbers:
- Shrideep Mangela : NaMo Bandra Blasters – Jersey Number : 46
Shrideep Mangela is a batsman and plays for the NaMo Bandra Blasters. Shrideep selected his jersey number 46 as his close friend and numerologist suggested him number 46 will bring him luck.
- Raunak Sharma : Shivaji Park Lions – Jersey Number : 19
Raunak Sharma is an all rounder for the Shivaji Park Lions. Raunak chose his jersey number as 19 as his birthdate is 1st September 1991
- Swapnil Salvi : North Mumbai Panthers – Jersey Number : 011
Swapnil Salvi is the wicketkeeper batsman for the North Mumbai Panthers. Swapnil wanted number 11 on his back but gave it up for his friend Atif Attarwala . He added a 0 before 11 and now carries 011 on his back
- Atif Attarwala : North Mumbai Panthers – Jersey Number : 11
Atif Attarwala is an all rounder for the North Mumbai Panthers. Atif wanted number 11 as his jersey number because of his superstitious beliefs and 11 being the birthdate of his messenger of god. Atif now plays with number 11 on his back
- Eknath Kerkar : NaMo Bandra Blasters – Jersey Number : 5
Eknath Kerkar is a wicketkeeper batsman for NaMo Bandra Blasters. Eknath chose number 5 as his jersey number as it is the addition of his birthdate ,birthmonth and the birthyear , 10th September 1993 comes to 5 and that’s why he has number 5 at the back.
- Royston Dias : Triumphs Knight Mumbai Northeast – Jersey Number : 313
Royston Dias is a bowler for Triumphs Knight Mumbai Northeast. Royston chose his number 313 as it is also his Ranji cap number. Also the total of 313 is 7 which is a lucky number for him.
- Vinayak Bhoir : Triumphs Knight Mumbai Northeast – Jersey Number : 23
Vinayak Bhoir is an allrounder for Triumphs Knight Mumbai Northeast. Vinayak , proudly dons number 23 on his back as it is the birthdate of his daughter , born on 23rd August 2018.
- Tanush Kotian : Shivaji Park Lions – Jersey Number : 16
Tanush Kotian is an allrounder for Shivaji Park Lions. Tanush chose number 16 for himself as it is his birthdate .
- Hardik Tambore : Shivaji Park Lions – Jersey Number : 33
Hardik Tambore is a wicketkeeper batsman for the Shivaji Park Lions. Hardik like the batting style of Hardik Pandya who wears the number 33 for the national team .
- Sarfaraz Khan : Eagle Thane Strikers – Jersey Number : 97
Sarfaraz Khan is a batsman for Eagle Thane Strikers. The young mumbai prodigy dedicates his jersey number to his father and coach , Naushad Khan. Nau means 9 and Shad means 7 , and that’s where Sarfaraz Khans jersey number comes from !