Mumbai Indians have been the most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as they have won the title as many as three times in the first 10 editions of the cash-rich league. Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings are tied at the second spot with two title victories each.
Over the years, MI have been known to be the home of the some of the best players in the world, but at the same time, they have given chances to many young Indian players, who have gone on to represent the country at the International arena.
The likes of Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan and MD Nidheesh are currently on the books of Mumbai Indians are doing ever so well on the domestic circuit. The trio recently spoke to MI TV and revealed the secret behind their respective jersey numbers.
“My father was the 15th child born in the family and it is the same for me as well as I am also the 15th child in my family. And if you see, all my debut games for India or for the state, they were all on 15th,” reveals Saurabh Tiwary.
“I like the numbers 6 and 8, so together I took 68,” laughs Nidheesh.
“Before the U-19 World Cup, I had picked number 18 as my jersey number. But skipper Virat Kohli took that number for the tournament and since then, he has been using it. But my mother had suggested the number 18 to me and since then, I have been using this particular number,” said Pradeep Sangwan