List: Players who have Hit Centuries on their Birthdays in International Cricket (All Formats)

For a batter, scoring a century is a surreal feeling. And if a batter hits a century on a special day like their birthday, then that will be the icing on the cake (literally!).

Few players have been lucky enough to play on their birthday and make it even more special with this momentous milestone. So, in this article, let’s take a look at the players who have hit centuries on their birthdays in international cricket.

Players to Score Century on Birthdays in International Cricket

TestPatsy Hendren (ENG)205*West IndiesPort of Spain5 Feb 1930
Reg Simpson (ENG)156*AustraliaMelbourne27 Feb 1951
Peter Richardson (ENG)126West IndiesNottingham4 Jul 1957
Graeme Pollock (SA)105AustraliaGqeberha27 Feb 1967
Lee Irvine (SA)102AustraliaGqeberha9 Mar 1970
Chris Lewis (ENG) 117IndiaChennai14 Feb 1993
Andrew Hudson (SA)102AustraliaCape Town17 Mar 1994
Alec Stewart (ENG)118West IndiesBridgetown8 Apr 1994
Jason Gillespie (AUS)201*BangladeshChattogram19 Apr 2006
Ramnaresh Sarwan (WI)116IndiaBasseterre23 Jun 2006
Kusal Mendis (SL)196BangladeshChattogram2 Feb 2018
ODIVinod Kambli (IND)100*EnglandJaipur18 Jan 1993
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)134AustraliaSharjah24 Apr 1998
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)130BangladeshKarachi30 Jun 2008
Ross Taylor (NZ)131*PakistanPallekele8 Mar 2011
Tom Latham (NZ)140*NetherlandsHamilton2 Apr 2022
Mitchell Marsh (AUS)121PakistanBengaluru20 Oct 2023
Virat Kohli (IND)101*South AfricaEden Gardens5 Nov 2023
T20IDavid Warner (AUS)100*Sri LankaAdelaide27 Oct 2019

Key Insights

205: England’s Patsy Hendren scored his only double century on his birthday against the West Indies, making him the first batter to reach triple digits on his birthday in Test cricket. Hendren’s unbeaten 205 helped England defeat the Windies by 167 runs despite conceding a lead in the first innings.

201: This is the highest individual score by a nightwatchman in Test cricket, and Jason Gillespie holds this unique record. Coincidentally, he etched this score on his birthday against Bangladesh. Gillespie came out to bat just before the end of the 2nd day, batted throughout the 3rd day, and notched up the double century on the 4th day.

21: The age of Vinod Kambli when he scored an unbeaten 100 against Australia on 18 January 1993. With that, Kambli became the youngest Indian batter to score an ODI hundred.

1: Australia’s opener, David Warner, became the first batter to score a T20I century on his birthday. The Australian southpaw batter scored an unbeaten 100* against Sri Lanka.

3: So far, 3 batters — Ross Taylor, Mitchell Marsh, and Virat Kohli — have scored hundreds on their birthdays in the ODI World Cup. Taylor notched up his century in the 2011 World Cup, while Marsh and Kohli hit their tons in the 2023 edition.

49: When Virat scored his hundred on his special day, he equalled the record of 49 ODI centuries smashed by the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. Check out Kohli’s hundreds in ODIs here.

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