In a gesture of homage to the former captain of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to retire jersey No. 7, the iconic number worn by the cricket legend. This tribute comes three years after Dhoni bid farewell to international cricket, marking a symbolic recognition of his immense contribution to the sport. No other Indian cricketer will don the revered No. 7 jersey, a fitting acknowledgment of Dhoni’s legacy.
The 42-year-old continues to showcase his cricket prowess as the current captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite stepping away from international cricket, Dhoni remains an influential figure in the world of cricket, exemplified by the recent retirement of his jersey number.
This distinguished honor follows a tradition set by the Indian board, as cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar received a similar tribute with the retirement of his jersey No. 10. Such gestures underline the indelible mark left by these cricketing legends on the Indian cricket landscape.
Google India recently joined in commemorating MS Dhoni’s cricketing journey, offering praise in a unique manner. The tech giant shared a photo highlighting the significance of the number seven, which holds special meaning as the jersey number of the CSK skipper.
Despite officially stepping down from international cricket, Dhoni continues to lead the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, showcasing his leadership skills and cricketing acumen.
Widely regarded as one of India’s finest captains, Dhoni led the national team to victory in all the ICC tournaments during his captaincy. His success extended to the IPL, where under his leadership, the Chennai Super Kings clinched five championships, solidifying his status as one of the most successful skippers in the league.
Looking ahead, MS Dhoni is set to feature in the IPL 2024, as the Chennai Super Kings have retained him. Speculation surrounds whether this will be his final appearance in the IPL, with several reports suggesting that the upcoming season might mark the end of his illustrious cricketing career.