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By Bharath Seervi
Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal, on 20th March 2014, became the first batsman to be dismissed for a duck on his birthday in T20 Internationals (T20Is) when he lost his wicket against Hong Kong during their last qualifying match of the ICC World T20 2014.
While Tamim’s the first in T20Is, there are several players who have bagged a duck on their birthday in Tests and ODIs. Among them are some big names like that of Jacques Kallis, Kim Hughes, Nathan Astle, Ian Bell among others.
Players bagging a Duck on Birthday in Test Cricket:
|25||Ian Meckiff||06-Jan-60||Aus||Ind||Mumbai (BS)|
|38||Jacques Kallis||16-Oct-13||SA||Pak||Abu Dhabi|
Players bagging a Duck on Birthday in ODI Cricket:
|24||Basit Ali||13-Dec-94||Pak||NZ||Port of Elizabeth|
|31||Nathan Astle||15-Sep-02||NZ||Aus||Colombo (SSC)|
(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)
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