Dhoni’s Lucky No. 7?

Updated: Apr 04, 2011, 16:45 PM IST

Ranchi: Is the number 7 a lucky number for Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni?

"When Dhoni bought a Scorpio he desired the number plate be decorated with number 7. And it was fulfilled, fortunately," one of his best friends said requesting not to be quoted.

"I still remember how about 5000 people gathered at Ranchi`s RTO office where Dhoni went for registration of the number for his vehicle a few years ago," he added.

Has Dhoni got a special preference for the number as his India shirt also has number 7 and his birthday is on July 7?

"Ask Dhoni, please," he said.

Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 and made his international debut seven years ago.

Dhoni is the the seventh batsman in the world to clout ten sixes in an innings of a limited overs match during his unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka a few years ago.