In a tribute to MS Dhoni, no Indian will ever don number 7 jersey : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

In a tribute to MS Dhoni, no Indian will ever don number 7 jersey

Earlier, BCCI had retired Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey number 10

In a tribute to MS Dhoni, no Indian will ever don number 7 jersey

MS Dhoni. File photo



Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, December 15

The BCCI has decided to retire former Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s iconic number 7 jersey in a tribute to the cricketer to honour his glorious career and contribution to Indian cricket.

Reportedly, the BCCI has informed the Indian players, especially debutants, that jersey number 7 can no longer be chosen.

According to a BCCI official, “At present 60 numbers are designated to the regulars in the Indian team and those in contention. So even if a player is out of the team for about a year or so, we don’t give away his number to a new player. That means a recent debutant has just 30-odd numbers to choose from.”

The retirement of jersey number 7 comes years after Sachin Tendulkar’s jersey number 10 was retired in a similar tribute by the BCCI in 2017.

Dhoni, who has had the most successful record as an Indian captain in ICC events, retired from international cricket in August 2020.

About The Author

The Tribune Web Desk brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune Wed Desk for not just breaking news stories but wide-ranging coverage of events.

#BCCI #Cricket #Sachin Tendulkar


Top News

‘Watershed moment for our society’: CJI Chandrachud on enactment of three new criminal justice laws

‘Watershed moment for our society’: CJI Chandrachud hails new criminal justice laws

The new criminal justice laws will come into effect from Jul...

Day after polling, BJP’s Moradabad candidate Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar dies at 72

Day after polling, BJP’s Moradabad candidate Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar dies at 72

Kumar had not been keeping well for some time

US sanctions Chinese suppliers for providing critical components of Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme

US sanctions Chinese suppliers for providing critical components of Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme

As a result of the action, all property and interests in pro...


Cities

View All