Bangalore, Feb 1: India captain MS Dhoni has revealed that number 7 has always been very special for him and hence he named his line of perfumes as "7 by MS Dhoni."
Dhoni, who launched his line of fragrances in Dubai, said since he was born on 7th of seventh month, July, and decided to stick with number 7 and he did not consult any astrologer for that.
"I was born on the 7th of July (7-7-1981). Once I got into the Indian team it was not like I consulted with some astrologer as to what my jersey number should be," Dhoni was quoted as saying in Dubai's "Khaleej Times" newspaper on Friday.
Dhoni's One Day International jersey number is also 7. "It is just that I always felt seven was very special for me. So it is not superstition. I just love the number seven. So that was one of the main reasons I said ok why not go with seven," Dhoni added.
Further explaining about the number, Dhoni said: "It is a very neutral number according to astrologers. It doesn't have a very positive side or a negative side. It is all about yourself. If you have a positive mind and if you are working hard then the results will be in your favour. That was also a reason why we chose the name. But the main reason was born on the seventh of July, seventh month and 81 - so I said let's go ahead with seven. It is a very neutral number."
Dhoni, after the India-England ODI series, has opted for rest. He will be back in action for Test series against Australia which starts in Chennai on February 22.