Today we celebrate the birthday of former Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas. He is the first batsman ever to score three ODI centuries consecutively. We take at his feat and other cricketers who have achieved 3 tons in a row. 

But before we begin... here's the exceptional one!

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) - 4 centuries (the one and only)
105* vs Bangladesh, 117* vs England, 104 vs Australia, 124 vs Scotland

And here comes the rest of the lot...

Zaheer abbas
Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan) - 3 centuries
118 vs India, 105 vs India, 113 vs India

Saeed Anwar
Saeed Anwar (Pakistan) - 3 centuries
107 vs Sri Lanka, 131 vs West Indies, 111 vs Sri Lanka

Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) - 3 centuries
116 vs Kenya, 116* vs India, 153 vs Bangladesh

de Villiers
AB de Villiers (South Africa) - 3 centuries
114* vs India, 102* vs India, 102 vs West Indies

quinton de kock
Quinton de Kock (South Africa) - 3 centuries
135 vs India, 106 vs India, 101 vs India

ross taylor
Ross Taylor (New Zealand) - 3 centuries
112* vs India, 102 vs India, 105* vs Pakistan

(All Pics/ AFP)