11 Cricketers who achieved special laurels on their birthdays

11 Cricketers who achieved special laurels on their birthdays

11 Cricketers who achieved special laurels on their birthdays: Conquering the opposition and winning games for the nation might well be the primary goal of cricketers but individual performances do have a place in this hugely popular sport. Enroute to ensuring that their sides come out trumps, these players provide some memorable shows and make a name for themselves. And what better if these performances come on their birthdays. A day when they are expected to be showered gifts upon them, they come up with presents not only for themselves but also for the team. Today we list some such occasions:

11 Cricketers who achieved special laurels on their birthdays:

1. Sachin Tendulkar – A century against Australia in a final:

Cricketers who achieved special laurels on their birthdays
Sachin Tendulkar “desert storm” (Photo Source: AFP)

Sachin Tendulkar’s 134 against Australia at Sharjah on his 25th birthday in 1998 – was the second instance of someone reaching three figures in a one-day international on their birthday. Those who jibe about Sachin not making runs when it matters should see this one. It ensured that India won the Sharjah cup final after being in a precarious position at one stage and the knock is famously referred to as one of the 2 episodes of the “desert storm”.

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