27th May is a special day for many cricket followers. As many as three cricket legends celebrate their birthday on this day. Player-turned-commentator-turned-coach Ravi Shastri is the most senior amongst the 27th May birthday boys. Former Australian batsman and current Chennai Super Kings coach Michael Hussey turns 45 whereas Mumbai Indians coach and former Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene celebrates his 43rd birthday. Many cricketers and fans tweeted their wishes for the legends.
Captain wishes coach
Indian captain Virat Kohli and India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane took an opportunity to wish their head coach.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 27, 2020
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) May 27, 2020
Yuvraj Singh sparked a few laughs with his emoji usage while wishing the senior cricketer.
Happy birthday senior @RaviShastriOfc have a great day ! Best wishes cheers 🍻
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 27, 2020
Mahela Jayawardene’s long-time partner on the field, Kumar Sangakkara took a dig at his best mate by wishing him 50th birthday.
Happy 50th birthday @MahelaJay great milestone. Have a wonderful day. Many more to come.
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) May 27, 2020
Jayawardene prominently featured in the web series ‘Cricket fever’ which documented the journey of Mumbai Indians in 2018. The MI Paltan did not miss wishing their coach.
🏆 To many more trophies in Blue & Gold!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 27, 2020
Making his Test debut at the age of 28, Michael Hussey left no stone unturned in securing his place amongst the Australian greats. For his exploits in all three formats of the game, Hussey was also nicknamed as ‘Mr. Cricket’ although the cricketer himself is not too fond of it.
79 Tests, 19 Test tons – Mr Cricket turns 45 today! 🥳@mhussey393 was under serious pressure on the eve of the 2010-11 Ashes, but answered the critics with an epic ton at the Gabba. pic.twitter.com/XF15GHXmyN
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) May 26, 2020
Debuted at 28, went on to be called as Mr. Cricket.
•Scored atleast one hundred against all off top 10 sides of his time.
•LOI avg (A)>(H)
•Avg. of 51.53 in Tests.
•90 intl 50+ scores.
•11,667 intl runs.
•CWC 07′ champion; WT20 10′ runner-up.
Happy Birthday Michael Hussey. pic.twitter.com/uoVeeXAA68
— Mayank Bande 🇮🇳 (@ImMayankB) May 27, 2020