8 Indian Cricketers and their Peculiar Superstitions!
July 3rd, 2017
Cricketers are a superstitious lot. As if their skills with bat and ball are not enough, they have some very specific superstitions that they believe help them win matches. Those beliefs might not be true but, hey, if that helps them focus and win games, we're not going to complain, are we?
Sachin Tendulkar and His left Pad First, Charm
Despite all his talent, even the Master Blaster believes that putting on his left pad before the right one brings him luck. He also got his lucky bat repaired before the 2011 World Cup as that was the one tournament he has always wanted to win.
Virat Kohli and His Favorite Pair of Gloves
The Tendulkar of our generation also believed in being superstitious once! He used to keep wearing the same pair of gloves with which he wore when he started scoring well. But after a point of time, he probably realised that his talent and commitment was all he needed to succeed. No one knows where that pair is now!
Yuvraj Singh and His Jersey Number
Yuvraj Singh's birthday falls on 12th December and he believes that to be his lucky number hence, his jersey is also no 12! He also sports a kalava, which is a black thread that he wears on his wrist.
R Ashwin and His Lucky Bag
R Ashwin carried a bag which he believed was not only lucky for him, but for the entire Indian team as well. Even though he only played two games during the World Cup, he carried it for all the matches which India ended up winning.
Sourav Ganguly and the Photo of His Guruji
They call him the God of the Offside thanks to his grace and he believed in pocketing his luck. He always made sure his guru's photo was in his pocket whenever on the field. He also wore rings and maalas which he believed were lucky.
Virendra Sehwag and his numberless jersey
He used to wear the number 44 jersey but that wasn't turning out to be too lucky for him. So after consulting a numerologist, he decided to wear a numberless shirt and since then, the bowlers rarely got to see the back of that jersey.
Zaheer Khan's Lucky Handkerchief
The left-arm Indian pace man made it a point to carry a lucky yellow handkerchief during every crucial match. He has come through for India with some amazing spells and has had a successful career as well. All thanks to that handkerchief!
Sunil Gavaskar and Kris Srikkanth's Walk
Kris Srikkanth was known for his prolific scoring. He made sure he walked to the right of his partner while coming in to bat. During the 1986-87 Test series final against Pakistan, India was struggling. It was his last match and Gavaskar asked Srikkanth if he could walk out on the right side while going in to bat. India did not win but Gavaskar produced one of his best innings.