Donald's car sports his achievement

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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Bloemfontein: South African motorists will have no doubt about who is at the wheel of a BMW station wagon they happen to see it on the roadin his hometown here sporting the number plate "300 DON FS".A local motorcar dealer obtained the number plate for South African cricketer Allan Donald after he joined the ranks of several world cricketers when he took his 300th Test wicket recently. The "FS" stands for "Free State," the province where Donald lives.Donald said the motor dealer had promised to give him the number plate as a gift when he reached his 300th wicket in the first Test against New Zealand recently. He added the dealer had wanted to present it to him immediately after that game, but the plates were not ready. He received them a week later.Earlier, Donald drove around in a vehicle with the registration numbers 174 AAD FS. The 174 referred to his achievement of becoming the best South African bowler during a match in Melbourne by beating Hugh Tayfield's record of 170 wickets. "AAD" stands for Allan Anthony Donald.A proud Donald said that he would definitely change the number plate again when he reaches the 400-wicket mark.India Abroad News Service

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