MS Dhoni’s iconic number 7 jersey retired by BCCI; Young players advised not to pick number

Following the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar’s No. 10, the BCCI has decided to retire MS Dhoni’s No. 7. Therefore, no other Indian cricketer will be given jersey No.7 in the future. Before making his India debut, a cricketer is usually permitted to select his favourite jersey number. According to ICC rules, they can choose any number between 1 and 100, but according to an Indian Express report, the BCCI has informed the young Indian players that they can no longer seek the No.7 jersey.

A senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by The Indian Express, “The young players and current Indian team players have been told not to pick M S Dhoni’s Number 7 jersey. The BCCI has decided to retire Dhoni’s T-shirt for his contribution to the game. A new player can’t get No. 7, and No. 10 was already off the list of available numbers.”

The decision came three and a half years after Dhoni announced his retirement in August 2020. He did, however, make his last appearance in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Manchester, England, donning India’s jersey No.7.

Dhoni will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Indian cricket. He is the only captain to have won all three white-ball ICC championships.

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