MS Dhoni, a former captain of India, provided an entertaining justification for his choice to wear the number seven on his jersey. According to Dhoni, the number was particularly meaningful because it was the day his parents decided he would grace the planet. Known for his sharp mind, his explanation revealed the sentimental meaning behind his famous jersey number.
Throughout his remarkable cricket career, which saw him lead India to World Cup triumphs in 2007 (T20) and 2011 (ODI), the number 7 has come to represent excellence. Fans all throughout India have come to admire him for his contributions to Indian cricket. The wicketkeeper-batter’s place in cricketing history was cemented in December 2023 when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) retired the No. 7 shirt as a sign of respect for his legacy.
That’s when my parents made the decision for me to arrive on Earth. In other words, July 7th is my birthday. July is the seventh month once more. Since the year was 81, 8-1=7. Therefore, when they told me, “Okay, what number do you want?” it was really easy for me to go out there,” MS Dhoni stated, according to NDTV Sports.
The selfless contribution of MS Dhoni to Indian cricket
The captain of the Chennai Super Kings, who hails from Ranchi, is one of the game’s greatest white-ball players and is well-known for his unmatched ability to win games.
During his brilliant career that lasted 350 one-day internationals, MS Dhoni scored 10,773 runs at an incredible average of 50.57 and a strike rate of 87.56. He also added 10 hundreds and 73 half-centuries to his total. He scored 1,617 and 4,876 runs in 98 T20Is and 90 Tests, respectively.
The final ICC championship that he captained, the 2013 Champions Trophy, saw India win under his direction. The history of international cricket is replete with his legacy as a captain and match-winner.