Murali played with jersey number ''800'' inscribed on his back during Chennai Super Kings'' Champions League campaign in South Africa last year after retiring with world record 800 Test wickets.
Today, Gayle was seen wearing jersey number ''333'' during his first match for Royal Challengers Bangalore against KKR today which is equally significant as this is his highest Test score which he achieved against the Sri Lankans in Galle last year.
Interestingly, Murali has the same jersey number now that he plays for Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the IPL.
During the recently concluded World Cup, Gayle used to wear jersey number 45 while Murali wore number 8.
Not many Indian cricketers have shown fetish for experimenting with their jersey numbers although many have their lucky numbers.
While Sachin Tendulkar has always wore the Number 10, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has preferred Number 7. However someone like Virender Sehwag doesn''t like to have a jersey number on his back.