Revealed! What is the secret behind Virat Kohli's jersey number 18

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New Delhi, April 29: Cricketers and superstitions go hand in hand? It is so because some put a lot of thought into choosing their t-shirt numbers, some stick to a specific routine before match and so on.

'Captain Cool' Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also no exception to this as he has chosen 7 as he was born on July 7.

Revealed! What is the secret behind Virat Kohli's jersey number 18.
Similarly, Kohli has 18 as his jersey number since his Under-19 days and he chooses to stick with it, do you know why?

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According to popular websites, CricTracker and Being Indian, "the Delhi lad has an emotional connect to that number.

The 27-year-old's father died on December 18, 2006. At the time, Virat was 18 years old.Since then, the right-hander has played with 18 on his back."

However, Dhoni and Kohli are not the only ones; Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma and many more have their own specific reasons to pick certain numbers.

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