MS Dhoni Jersey Number 7: It is difficult to talk about cricket and not have the name MS Dhoni come to mind. Despite retiring from international cricket long ago, Dhoni still rules millions of hearts. Dhoni has been India’s most successful captain. Dhoni has a special place in the hearts of cricket fans around the world. But do you know why Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), the former captain of the Indian cricket team and one of the most destructive players of his time, chose jersey number 7 for himself. If not, then let us tell you that recently Mahendra Singh Dhoni himself has revealed this secret.
Actually, in a video going viral on social media, Dhoni is seen talking about jersey number seven. In the video, Dhoni is asked the question, “Why was 7 important for you?” On this, Dhoni said without any delay, “This is the time or day when my parents decided that I will come to earth.” Dhoni, the whole hall echoed with laughter on this line. After this Dhoni further said, “I was born on 7th July and July is the seventh month of the year. Year of birth was 1981 so 8-1 = 7. When he asked me, ‘Okay, which number do you want, it was very easy for me to go for that number.’
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BCCI to retire number 7 jersey in December 2023
It is noteworthy that number 7 has had a special influence in Dhoni’s life. You must have always seen Dhoni wearing number seven jersey. Even the 2007 T20 World Cup was won by the country under his captaincy. In this way, it was not easy for him to leave number seven. He is the only captain of the country who has won the ICC T20 World Cup, ICC ODI World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni has been famous not only for his captaincy but also for his performance. He had expertise in finishing the match. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had decided to retire the number 7 jersey in December 2023.
Another video of this interview is going viral in which the anchor asked that when all the players join your team, then how do they start performing so well. So he rejected this question very beautifully and said that if I give you this answer then no one will hire me.
Dhoni’s cricket career
Hailing from Ranchi, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in white ball cricket, known for his match finishing abilities. In his illustrious career of 350 ODI matches, Dhoni scored 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57 and a strike rate of 87.56, which included 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries. In 90 Tests and 98 T20Is, he scored 4,876 and 1,617 runs respectively. Under his leadership, India also won the 2013 Champions Trophy, which was the last ICC win under his captaincy.
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