Thala For A Reason, MS Dhoni And His Jersey No.7 Is Forever Preserved In The History Of Cricket!

Sports By Harvinder Singh | 2 min read

MS Dhoni

Jersey Number 7 MS Dhoni, Thala, Captain Cool, or whatnot. Why not simply say it was the greatest of all times in the history of Indian cricket? Well, watching Mahi play is a dream for the new generation of kids, but his biggest contributions and achievements are unforgettable for all of us. No matter how much you wish, you can never pay enough respect to the milestones achieved by Captain Cool. Check out to learn how BCCI did its share to honor the great MS Dhoni.

When and why did BCCI retire a jersey number?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India respects the players and their commendable contribution to the nation. So, to honor and pay respect to their achievements and struggles for the team, it retires their jersey number. Basically, it is a way of securing the number with the player forever so that no other Indian cricketer can play with it ever. In the history of Indian cricket, only the great master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar reached this point where his jersey number 10 was retired by BCCI.

MS Dhoni’s number 7 jersey is retired in cricket

MS Dhoni
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Three years after the former Indian cricket team captain, MS Dhoni, announced his retirement from the international cricket format, BCCI retired his jersey number 7 to honor his achievements in cricket. Usually, a cricketer is left free to choose any number for his jersey but from this day onwards, Mahi’s jersey number will not be available for any Indian cricketer. All are asked to choose any other number except 10 and 7 as jersey number 10 was earlier retired to pay tribute to the thriving journey of Sachin Tendulkar.

End of Dhoni’s Era in Cricket?

MS Dhoni tops the list of successful cricketers in the history of Indian cricket in all formats. Under his captaincy, he led the squad to some historic title wins such as the T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup and the Champion’s Trophy in 2013. He earned the title of Captain Cool on the ground as he took some of the biggest decisions on the field without losing his temper.

His accuracy and sense of judgment will forever be appreciated in Indian cricket, as the fans remember him by saying “Tha ek jo stumps ke peeche se game badal deta tha!”

MS Dhoni climbed the ladder of success with Sachin Tendulkar!

If you are talking about Indian cricket, then no matter the era, the name Sachin Tendulkar will always be remembered. Commonly known as a master-blaster, Sachin was the most dangerous batsman of his time. Having an aura and reputation internationally, Sachin retired from all formats in 2013 after having a successful span of 24 years in cricket.

MS Dhoni - Sachin Tendulkar
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He made all the top-order records in cricket and some of them are still unbeatable. To honor this gem, BCCI retired his jersey number 10 in 2017. Sachin is already an ideal for many young minds and will remain so for many years to come. Now, watching MS Dhoni step in his shoes is surely an emotional moment for all cricket fans.

When the whole nation cried after losing the finals of World Cup 2023, we understood one thing for sure that “Cricket ek game nahi, emotion hai for Indians!”. And here comes another emotional step for the nation to witness jersey number 7 being preserved forever under the name of Greatest of All Times – Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MS Dhoni’s age?

Born on 7th July 1981, MS Dhoni is 42 years old.

At what age did Dhoni start playing cricket?

At 18 years of age, MS Dhoni debuted for Ranji Trophy in 1999.

In which year Dhoni announce his retirement?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from cricket on 15th August 2020.

Will Dhoni play IPL 2024?

Yes, MS Dhoni is retained by CSK for IPL 2024.

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