[Mario Sports Superstars]June 3 Famous Birthdays Ft Rafael Nadal, Wasim Akram, Mario Gotze And Others
2021-07-19 19:50:12

  Tennis ace Rafael Nadal, German footballer Mario Gotze and former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram are among some of the global sports superstars who?share their birthday on the same day, June 3rd. English cricketer Sam Curran, NBA star Al Horford and former NFL star Arthur Jones are?also some other famous athletes who were born on the same day, classified as Gemini’s.?Here’s a look at some of the few sports icons who also celebrate their birthday on June 3rd.

  Rafael Nadal has a total of 20 Grand Slams throughout his tennis career so far, an all-time record shared with?Roger Federer. The Spaniard has won the French Open a record 13 times with his dominance on the clay court unparalleled. At the current French Open, Nadal will be hoping to make further?history by winning the major tournament to?climb?above Federer on?the list of most Grand Slams won in tennis.?

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  Wasim Akram is widely regarded as one of the greatest left-arm fast bowlers in the history of Pakistan.?He holds the world record for most wickets in?List A cricket, with 881, and he is second only to Sri Lankan?off-spin?bowler?Muttiah Muralitharan?in terms of?ODI?wickets, with 502 in total. Akram, who helped Pakistan clinch the 1992?World Cup,?is considered to be one of the founders, and perhaps the finest exponent of,?reverse swing?bowling and?is often referred to as the “Sultan of Swing”.?

  READ | Wasim Akram opines Shaheen Afridi doesn’t need rest, rubbishes workload management

   916 international wickets

   6,615 runs

   Four hat-tricks in international cricket

   1992 @cricketworldcup champion

  Happy birthday to the Sultan of Swing, @wasimakramlive pic.twitter.com/cAwoB2uuX4

  — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 3, 2021

  English cricketer Sam Curran turns 23 on June 3, 2021. The CSK all-rounder?was born in?Northampton and is the youngest son of former?Zimbabwe?international cricketer?Kevin Curran.?In April 2019, Curran?became the youngest bowler to take a?hat-trick?in an IPL match, at the age of 20.?

  READ | Sam Curran pens heartfelt birthday note for girlfriend from hotel quarantine in London

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  Mario Gotze has won five Bundesliga titles (three with Bayern and two with Dortmund). Tipped as one of the most talented?stars in world football, Gotze helped Germany clinch the 2014 World Cup?with his extra-time goal against Argentina in the final. He currently plies his trade at PSV Eindhoven and helped them to a second-place finish in the Eredivisie during the 2020-21 season.?

  READ | Sam Curran recalls how he broke into laughter while bowling to brother Tom in IPL

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  Oklahoma City Thunder star Al Horford also turns a year older on June 3. The five-time NBA All-Star is the highest-paid?Latin American?basketball player earning more than $27 million per year.?

  READ | Rafael Nadal birthday: How fans and the tennis world wish the Spanish ace

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