Exclusive: MS Dhoni Shares Insights into His Affair with Jersey Number, Fans Intrigued
Number seven and MS Dhoni have a close love affair. MSD has worn the number seven jersey throughout his international career, whether playing for India or Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Dhoni is the most successful Indian captain and has won all three ICC trophies. Adding to his achievements, he has also won 5 IPL titles with Chennai Super Kings. Whenever the number seven is discussed among Indian fans, the first player that comes to their mind is MS Dhoni. Also, MSD's birthday is on the seventh day of the seventh month of the year, which is July 7th. During a public event, Dhoni was asked about his love affair with the number seven jersey.
While speaking during the event, MS Dhoni attributed his love affair with the number seven to his birthday. MSD said that his birthday is 7 July 1981, when someone asks him which jersey number he prefers, it is easy for him to decide.
MS Dhoni opens up about his love affair with number seven
MS Dhoni said, “This is the time that day my parents will come to earth. I was born on 7th July. So again in the same month of July. was 81 years so 8-1=7. So when they ask me 'what number do you want' it was very easy for me to walk out.
Many fans also see this love affair as MS Dhoni's official entry in the 'Thala for a Reason' campaign. The campaign is based on the celebration of the number seven and its significance with MSD. Fans linked all the natural elements that the number seven is based on and compared to the former Indian captain.
MS Dhoni retired from the international cricket team in August 2020 and had an amazing 15 years on the cricket field for India. Being one of the most humble and calm players on the field, MSD is also known for his brilliant match-finishing skills. Dhoni was taking the game to the wire and hitting big shots in the slog overs when the pressure was building equally on both the teams.
On many occasions, MS Dhoni has managed to score more than 20 runs in the last over and has led India to many famous victories. Dhoni has also groomed Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and many more.
MS Dhoni is only seen playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and will return to action in the 17th edition of the tournament. MSD has been leading the franchise since the first edition of the tournament and is the most successful captain in the history of the tournament. Dhoni has won almost 60 percent of the matches while leading CSK and his winning percentage is 59.37.