The No. 7 jersey was retired by the BCCI in 2023. The No. 7 jersey is highly celebrated in cricket, especially when MS Dhoni adopted it. Originally from Ranchi, Dhoni made a significant impact on the cricketing world. The jersey became a fan favorite and remains one of the top-selling shirts in cricket circles, particularly during IPL matches at Chepauk. Dhoni humorously explained that he chose the number 7 because he was born on the 7th of July, in the seventh month of the year 1981.
The BCCI retired the No. 7 jersey in honor of Dhoni’s immense contribution to Indian cricket. This makes it the second retired Indian cricket jersey, following Sachin Tendulkar’s iconic No. 10. Dhoni began and concluded his illustrious career with the No. 7 jersey, leading India to victory in several major tournaments. Despite retiring from international cricket, Dhoni continued to play for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has resumed training for IPL 2024 and has declared his return as a gift to his fans. Dhoni led CSK to an IPL triumph in 2023, establishing them as one of the most successful teams in the tournament.