Sunil Narine, the ball charmer, who has scored fastest fifty in IPL history along with Yusuf Pathan is proving his all-round talent on the cricket field. Narine is known as a mystery bowler due to the variations that he has with his off breaks. Here is what you need to know about him:
Named after a legend
According to the Cric Tracker, his father named him Sunil after the legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar.
List A debut
In 2011, he made his List A debut for Trinidad and Tobago. He was the leading wicket-taker with 15 wickets in the tournament.
In 2011, Narine made his ODI debut at Ahmedabad against India. His first international wicket was Virat Kohli.
He is the only bowler to have bowled a maiden in a Super Over in a Twenty20 match.
Narine was awarded the Player of the Tournament in IPL 2012. He had the economy of 5.47 in the tournament with 24 wickets.
Indian Style Wedding
In 2013, Sunil Narine got married to Nandita Kumar in an Indian style wedding.
ICC Twenty20 rankings(2014)
On 8 March 2014, he topped the ICC Twenty20 rankings of bowlers with 784 points.
Bowling Action Controversy
Narine was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his bowling action was considered to be illegal.