Watch: Pakistani cricketers share the story behind their shirt numbers

In a video uploaded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on its social media handles, Pakistani cricketers reveal the story behind their jerseys' numbers.

Have you ever wondered why some sports athletes only prefer specific numbers on their shirts? We have seen some players play with the same numbers throughout their careers.

In a video uploaded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on its social media handles, Pakistani cricketers reveal the story behind their shirt numbers. Babar Azam while talking about his shirt number said: “My shirt number is 56, there is no mystery behind it. My first shirt number was 33, then they gave me the option whether to stick to 33 or change it to 56. I choose 56.”

The national cricket team’s skipper said that it didn’t matter before but now it has become an important part of his journey. He also announced to launch a brand related to it.

Muhammad Rizwan

Muhammad Rizwan‘s jersey number is 16. He said that the reason behind it is that he scored 16 runs in the first innings of his hard ball cricket career. The wicket-keeper added the his, his wife’s and his daughters’ all have the digit 6 in their birthdays.

Shaheen Shah Afridi

The fast bowler said that he always wanted to wear the number 10 shirt. Shaheen Said that he requested the PCB in 2018 for the number 10 but Shahid Afridi was still playing at that time. The left arm pacer stated that the PCB gave him this number before the T20 World Cup. He also revealed that Shahid Afridi had asked the PCB to give him this iconic number.

Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman revealed that the reason behind choosing the number 39 is because his room number during his Navy days was also 39.

Shadab Khan

The leg spinner said that his first shirt number was 29 but he always like the number 7, which is why he choose it.

Shoaib Malik

The all-rounder said that he got the number 18 when he was selected for the national cricket team for the first time. Malik added that there is no specific reason behind it.

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