Like number 10, number 7 jersey was also retired, Dhoni also got respect like Sachin!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The Board of Control for Cricket in India, or BCCI, had retired the jersey number 10 of one of the great Indian batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, after his retirement from cricket. Now according to the latest news, BCCI has also retired the jersey number-7 of former great Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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

BCCI retired jersey number-7

According to the report, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India said that BCCI has already informed all the players that now they 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 the new upcoming young players not to use the historic jersey number 7 of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. BCCI has decided to retire Dhoni’s jersey number because of his contribution to Indian cricket.

Let us tell you that Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his last international match against New Zealand in the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup. Dhoni was not able to lead Team India to victory in that match, and after about a year, on August 15, 2020, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said goodbye to international cricket.

Dhoni’s records in 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, as a wicketkeeper, Dhoni had taken 256 catches and 38 stumpings in Tests. At the same time, in ODI, Dhoni took 321 catches and 123 stumped outs, whereas in T20, he took 57 catches and 34 stumped outs.

Dhoni has proved to be the most successful captain for India, and he is the only captain in the world who has led his team to victory in all three major ICC tournaments, T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, and Champions Trophy. Apart from this, under the captaincy of Dhoni, Team India also became the number-1 team in the Test format. During one period under his captaincy, Team India used to be number-1 in all three formats. To honor this contribution of Dhoni, BCCI has retired his jersey number 7.

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