MS Dhoni and the No. 7 jersey have become inseparable. Ever since his international debut for India in 2007, the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman has donned the iconic No. 7, making it a symbol closely associated with him.
Although Dhoni has retired from international cricket, he continues to be a vital presence within the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team.
MS Dhoni uses No. 7 room in hotels as well
Recently it was revealed that MS Dhoni’s hotel room also has the number 7 in it.
“2701 was Dhoni’s favorite room and Dhoni has this thing for the number ’07’. So just before he checks in, we switch the room’s number plate with 2707 and then we switch it back after he checks out,” a hotel manager said.
"2701 was Dhoni's favorite room and Dhoni has this thing for the number '07'. So just before he checks in, we switch the room's number plate with 2707 and then we switch it back after he checks out"😅
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In a revelation last year, Dhoni shed light on his decision to choose the number 7, clarifying that it had no connection to superstition or any other mystical belief.
“A lot of people initially thought that 7 is a lucky number for me and all of that. But I chose the number for a very simple reason. I was born on the 7th of July. So it’s the 7th day of the 7th month, that was the reason,” Dhoni said.
“Rather than getting to all the different things as to what number is a good number and all, I thought I will use my date of birth as the number. Then whenever people kept asking me, I kept adding to the answer. 81 was the year, 8-1 is again 7, 7 is a very neutral number. People actually kept telling me, I started absorbing it and I started telling it to others in the same way. A lot of people said 7 is a neutral number and even if it doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t really go against you. That also I added to my answer. I am not very superstitious about it, but it’s one number that is close to my heart and I have kept it over the years with me,” he added.