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In this post, we have made a list of all those batsmen who have scored a DUCK on their birthday.
|34||Mark Burgess||0 (2)||New Zealand||England||Old Trafford||17-Jul-78|
|29||Kim Hughes||0 (2)||Australia||England||SCG||26-Jan-83|
|28||John Bracewell||0 (2)||New Zealand||Pakistan||Sharjah||15-Apr-86|
|19||Asif Mujtaba||0 (10)||Pakistan||West Indies||Gujranwala||04-Nov-86|
|30||Bryan Young||0 (3)||New Zealand||India||Kotla||03-Nov-94|
|24||Basit Ali||0 (2)||Pakistan||New Zealand||Port Elizabeth||13-Dec-94|
|36||Pat Symcox||0 (1)||South Africa||India||Sharjah||14-Apr-96|
|29||Junior Murray||0 (1)||West Indies||Pakistan||MCG||20-Jan-97|
|23||Makhaya Ntini||0 (0)||South Africa||Sri Lanka||Galle||06-Jul-00|
|26||Azhar Mahmood||0 (1)||Pakistan||New Zealand||Dunedin||28-Feb-01|
|23||Daniel Vettori||0 (2)||New Zealand||South Africa||Adelaide Oval||27-Jan-02|
|31||Nathan Astle||0 (2)||New Zealand||Australia||SSC||15-Sep-02|
|28||Dinesh Mongia||0 (4)||India||Pakistan||Kotla||17-Apr-05|
|32||Russell Arnold||0 (3)||Sri Lanka||India||Nagpur||25-Oct-05|
|37||Glenn McGrath||0 (2)||Australia||England||MCG||09-Feb-07|
|25||Ian Bell||0 (10)||England||Bangladesh||Kensington Oval||11-Apr-07|
|26||Hamilton Masakadza||0 (6)||Zimbabwe||Bangladesh||Bulawayo||09-Aug-09|
India’s Axar Patel is the latest inclusion in this list. Axar scored a first ball duck on his 21st birthday in the Carlton MID tri-series 2015, against England at The Gabba. Axar Patel is the second Indian to make a duck on his birthday. Dinesh Mongia scored a duck on his 28th birthday, against Pakistan in 2005.
Axar Patel is the fourth player after Pat Symcox, Junior Murray and Azhar Mahmood to score a golden duck in ODIs on his respective birthday. Asif Mujtaba and Ian Bell played 10 balls for their birthday ducks.
By Aniket Arora
Note: Stats updated till 30/01/2015