Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Fans are familiar with MS Dhoni adopting No.7 jersey. It holds an iconic status in the realm of sports.

Over the years, the No. 7 jersey became a fan favorite and continues to be one of the highest-selling shirts in cricket circles, especially during IPL matches at Chepauk.

Dhoni was questioned about his choice of No.1 jersey in a recent event. In reply, the Captain Cool shared a lighthearted response, blending humor with a touch of mathematics.

“That is the time or day my parents decided I would come on earth. So, I was born on the 7th of July. So July is again the seventh month. 81 was the year so 8-1 = 7. So it was very easy for me to go out there when they asked me, okay, what number do you want,” said Dhoni.

Notably, in a tribute to Dhoni’s immense contribution to Indian cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) retired the No. 7 jersey in 2023. Dhoni’s jersey joined the exclusive list of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic jersey No. 10. As a result, no player in men’s cricket can don the No. 7 or No. 10 jerseys anymore.