Dhoni has been using 7 as his shirt number right from his global presentation in 2007 and the legend of the number has developed throughout these years.

Dhoni opened up about the reason behind him choosing No. 7, ruling out any superstitious angle to it while addressing fans during a virtual session held by India Cements.

The parent gathering of the proprietors of Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings, Dhoni said 7 is a number that is near his heart.

Dhoni added that he has been hearing people talk about the meaning of No. 7 over the years yet it was for a basic explanation that he picked the number.

"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," MS 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.