MS Dhoni reveals the reason for his iconic ‘Number 7’ shirt

New Delhi:

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has revealed that ‘number 7’ is close to his heart as he was born on July 7 and that is the reason for his iconic shirt number, ruling out any superstitious angles.

Dhoni has used ‘7’ as his jersey number since his international debut and the legend of the number has grown over the years.

Addressing the fans in a virtual interaction hosted by India Cements, the parent group of Chennai Super Kings owners, the former Indian skipper explained his reason for choosing No.7.

“A lot of people initially thought that seven was a lucky number for me. Initially it was for a very simple reason, I was born on the seventh of July. The seventh day of the seventh month. than to enter in what is a good number. I said I would choose my date of birth,” Dhoni said.

“…and then people kept asking me. So, I kept adding to this answer. 7/7 and again the year is 81. 8-1 is 7. That’s was a very neutral number. What people kept telling me, I absorbed. When other people ask me, I give the answer accordingly. Seven is a neutral number, it doesn’t go against you. So I added that in my answer as well. I’m not very superstitious about it but it’s a number close to my heart. So I kept it with me,” he said. he adds.

CSK trained in Surat last week ahead of IPL 2022 and skipper Dhoni is very happy with the facilities on offer at the venue.

The 15th season of IPL will kick off with a clash between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders on March 26 at Wankhede Stadium.

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