Rohit Sharma called his mother, and she chose the number 45 © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma called his mother, and she chose the number 45 © Getty Images

Rohit Sharma, India’s star batsman, who has found a place in CEAT Dream Team for T20s has revealed the secret behind number 45. He was also named Indian Cricketer of the Year. Rohit said during the awards that when he was playing for India in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016, there was no jersey number at that time. In the semi-final they were asked to pick a number for the jersey. Rohit said that he wished for 19 but it was not vacant. He called his mother, and she chose the number 45. This is how he got the No. 45 imprinted on his jersey. It’s difficult to say whether this has clicked for Rohit or not. Many cricketers do believe that some numbers are lucky for them though there is no shot proof scientific explanation for this. READ: Virat Kohli named CEAT T20 Cricketer of the Year

Talking of the awards, Virat Kohli was named the CEAT T20 Cricketer of the year 2016. CEAT Dream Team for T20s for 2016 comprises of six Indian players in the playing XI. They are Rohit Sharma, Kohli, MS Dhoni, Amit Mishra, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin. The five foreign players are South African batsman AB de Villiers, Australian pacer Mitchell Starc, Andre Russell, David Warner and Faf du Plessis. Thus there are two South Africans, two Australians and a West Indian. Mustafizur Rahman is the 12th man. READ: Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indians gave everything in IPL 2016

Dhoni has been named as the wicketkeeper and captain for this dream team. Kohli being named for this award is just another big achievement for him after bagging Player of the Tournament award in IPL 2016, and also being named as the third most marketable sportsperson in the world.