Superstitions Indian cricket are quite prevalent in a country like India. In all domains of life, people have a lot of blond beliefs that they like to follow. And cricketers are no exception when it comes to superstition. Although cricket is a game of strategy and skills, few cricketers have lucky charms or thoughts which they follow before every match.
Let’s look at some of the most superstitious Indian cricketers –
With all the talent that he has, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar believed in putting the left pad first before the right one as a lucky charm. Sachin also got his luck bat repaired just before the 2011 ICC World cup.
Being the most sound and technical batsman of his era, Rahul Dravid also used to follow some peculiar ritual. But, unlike his fellow batsman Sachin, he used to do something totally opposite. The Wall actually wore his right thigh pad first, and throughout his career, he never used a new bat ahead of any series.
The king of sixes was somewhat a numerologist. He believed in numbers. As he was on 12th December, Yuvraj used to wear the number ‘12’ jersey. Maybe the secret behind sixes. Yuvraj also used to sport a ‘kalava’ (black thread) on his wrist as a good luck charm.
Like his batting, which was totally opposite as compared to a typical opener, he was the complete opposite when it comes to superstitions as well. Where players used to run after their lucky numbers, Viru wore a numberless jersey. When he started his career, he used to wear 44 number jersey, but soon after consulting a numerologist, he decided to remove the number from the jersey. Maybe the reason behind his success.
One of the successful captains of India, MS Dhoni was also into numbers as a lucky charm. Throughout his career, he wore the number ‘7’ jersey as he was born on the 7th day of the 7th month of the year, i.e. 7th July. Superstitions and Indian cricket
The man who changed the face of Indian cricket was full of blind beliefs. From making sure he had his ‘Guru’s’ photo in his pocket to wearing rings whenever he stepped into the field, Ganguly believed luck had a big role to play in his career.