Like the number 10 jersey, the number 7 jersey was also retired, Dhoni got respect as did Sachin!

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had retired the jersey number 10 of one of India’s great batsmen Sachin Tendulkar after his retirement from cricket. According to the latest news, BCCI has now also retired former Indian great Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s jersey number 7.

According to a report in Indian Express, BCCI has retired Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s popular and iconic jersey number 7 in his honor. Previously, BCCI had retired Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey number 10 in 2017.

According to the report, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India said that BCCI had already informed all players that they would now no longer have the option of wearing the number 7 jersey along with number 10. BCCI has informed the current players of the Indian cricket team and all new aspiring young players not to wear the historic number 7 jersey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. BCCI has decided to retire Dhoni’s jersey number due to his contribution to Indian cricket.

We tell you that Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his last international match against New Zealand in the semi-final of the 2019 ODI World Cup. Dhoni could not lead Team India to victory in this match and after about a year, on August 15, 2020, Mahendra Singh Dhoni bid farewell to international cricket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played a total of 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20 matches in his career. In these formats, Dhoni scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09, 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57 and 1617 runs at an average of 37.60 respectively. Apart from this, Dhoni had taken 256 catches and 38 stumps in Tests as a wicketkeeper. At the same time, Dhoni took 321 catches and 123 stumped outs in ODI, while in T20 he took 57 catches and 34 stumped outs.

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Dhoni has proven to be India’s most successful captain and is the only captain in the world to have led his team to victory in all three major ICC tournaments, the T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy. Furthermore, Team India also became No. 1 in the Test format under the captaincy of Dhoni. During his captaincy, Team India was ranked number 1 in all three formats. To recognize this contribution of Dhoni, BCCI has retired his jersey number 7.

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