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Shahid Afridi and others who have scored a duck on their birthday in ODI cricket

List of players who have scored a duck on their birthday in ODI cricket.

Shahid Afridi was out for a duck on his 35th birthday yesterday 

Shahid Afridi was out for a second-ball duck on his 35th birthday against Zimbabwe at Brisbane in a group match of the ICC Cricket World Cup yesterday. Afridi arrived at the crease when the score was 127 for four in the 34th over. A lot was expected from Afridi, who is playing his 5th World Cup but hasn’t hit any half-century. But he lasted only two balls at the crease. It was Afridi’s 30th duck in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Only Sanath Jayasuriya (34) has got out for a duck on more occasions in ODIs.

Afridi became the 19th player in the history of ODIs to get out for a duck on his birthday. Here is the list of players who have got out for a duck on their birthday in ODI history:

Players to have been out fo a duck in ODIs on birthday:

Birthday #

Batsman

Balls

Team

Against

Venue

Date

37

Glenn McGrath

2

Australia

England

Melbourne

09-Feb-07

36

Pat Symcox

1

South Africa

India

Sharjah

14-Apr-96

35

Shahid Afridi

2

Pakistan

Zimbabwe

Brisbane

01-Mar-15

34

Mark Burgess

2

New Zealand

England

Manchester

17-Jul-78

32

Russell Arnold

3

Sri Lanka

India

Nagpur

25-Oct-05

31

Nathan Astle

2

New Zealand

Australia

Colombo (SSC)

15-Sep-02

30

Bryan Young

3

New Zealand

India

Delhi

03-Nov-94

29

Kim Hughes

2

Australia

England

Sydney

26-Jan-83

29

Junior Murray

1

West Indies

Pakistan

Melbourne

20-Jan-97

28

John Bracewell

2

New Zealand

Pakistan

Sharjah

15-Apr-86

28

Dinesh Mongia

4

India

Pakistan

Delhi

17-Apr-05

26

Azhar Mahmood

1

Pakistan

New Zealand

Dunedin

28-Feb-01

26

Hamilton Masakadza

6

Zimbabwe

Bangladesh

Bulawayo

09-Aug-09

25

Ian Bell

10

England

Bangladesh

Bridgetown

11-Apr-07

24

Basit Ali

2

Pakistan

New Zealand

Port Elizabeth

13-Dec-94

23

Makhaya Ntini

0

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Galle

06-Jul-00

23

Daniel Vettori

2

New Zealand

South Africa

Adelaide

27-Jan-02

21

Axar Patel

1

India

England

Brisbane

20-Jan-15

19

Asif Mujtaba

10

Pakistan

West Indies

Gujranwala

04-Nov-86

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  • The first player to get out for a duck on his birthday in ODIs was Mark Burgess on his 34th birthday on July 17, 1978.
  • The oldest to get out for a duck on birthday in ODIs is Glenn McGrath on his 37th birthday in 2007. Pat Symcox (36), Shahid Afridi (35), Russell Arnold (32), Nathan Astle (31) and Bryan Young (30) are the others to have got out for a duck on their birthday after the age of 30.
  • Players to get out for a golden duck on their birthday in ODIs are Pat Symcox, Junior Murray, Azhar Mahmood and Axar Patel.
  • Makhaya Ntini was out for a diamond duck on his 23rd birthday in 2000.
  • Ian Bell and Shahid Afridi are the only players to have achieved this feat in World Cups.
  • Asif Mujtaba and Ian Bell faced 10 balls for a duck on their birthday.

Bonus Trivia:

Vinod Kambli (100* vs England, Jaipur, 1993), Sachin Tendulkar (134 vs Australia, Sharjah, 1998), Sanath Jayasuriya (130 vs Bangladesh, Karachi, 2008) and Ross Taylor (131* vs Pakistan, Pallekelle, 2011) are the four players to score a century in ODIs on their birthday. 

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