IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings 9CSK) captain MS Dhoni has opened up about why he chooses to wear a no.7 jersey. Since his arrival in the ODI squad in 2004, Dhoni has made the number seven jersey his own. Since he started playing cricket, MS Dhoni always wore a no.7 jersey. Today he reveals the reason behind it.
Going against the popular belief that it’s a superstitious belief by the former captain, the real reason is very simple: MS Dhoni’s birth date – July 7.
“A lot of people initially thought that 7 is a lucky number for me and all of that. But I chose the number for a very simple reason. I was born on the 7th of July. So, it’s the 7th day of the 7th month, that was the reason,” Mahi said in a video posted by CSK.
“Rather than getting into all the different things as to what number is a good number and all, I thought I will use my date of birth as the number. What people kept asking me about it, I used to frame different answers,” Dhoni added.
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Dhoni also said that the number seven is close to him as he jotted the same jersey for his entire career.
“A lot of people said 7 is a neutral number and even if it doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t really go against you. That also I added to my answer. I am not very superstitious about it, but it’s one number that is close to my heart and I have kept it over the years with me,” said Dhoni.