MS Dhoni’s jersey number 7 will be retired by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Cricket for India is an emotion, and cricketers like MS Dhoni are cricket heroes.
According to sources, the cricket board has told players, particularly debutants, that jersey number 7 is no longer available and has been removed from the roster. Fans on X expressed their feelings about the decision, with some even calling it a “touching tribute.”
“Young players and current Indian team players have been instructed not to wear MS Dhoni’s No. 7 jersey.” Dhoni’s T-shirt will be retired by the BCCI in recognition of his contributions to the game.
“A new player cannot get No. 7, and No. 10 is already off the list of available numbers,” according to a top BCCI official quoted by The Indian Express. This decision was made three and a half years after Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket.
The BCCI paid a touching homage by retiring MS Dhoni’s No. 7 shirt. A number that represents leadership, perseverance, and numerous moments of cricketing glory.
“A fitting tribute to a legend whose influence extends beyond the field,” said one X user. “MS Dhoni’s Number 7 jersey has officially been retired from the Indian Cricket Team by the BCCI as a tribute to him,” a further statement said.
Another iconic jersey that has been retired is No. 10. Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey number was 10. The BCCI removed it from the list in 2017 to recognize the Master Blaster’s services to Indian cricket.
With Dhoni joining the list, Indian cricket players can now choose any numbers between 1 and 100 for their jersey, except 7 and 10.
MS Dhoni is one of the most successful cricket captains in India. The team under his leadership has grown tremendously. He is one of the most iconic cricketers of all time.