As the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 India vs Pakistan match is going on, discussing cricket has become needlessly mandatory. We’ve already spoken a lot about batting prowess of our players, but let’s discuss something different this time. Cricketers are known for their highs and lows on the cricket pitch, and often for the runs they make or the wickets they take. But do you know that even our hot-shot cricketers follow some bizarre, insane superstitions. Many of the cricketers, including Indian, hold peculiar beliefs about the ball, bat or the foot-pad they use. Here are some Indian cricketers and their weird superstitions.
The popular Indian batsman and captain of Indian cricket team used to wear the same pair of gloves that he considered to be lucky for himself. He believed that those gloves helped him score high in the matches.
Even Viru paaji is not immune from superstitions. He used to wear Number 44 jersey but that turned out to be unlucky for him. So, he started wearing a numberless jersey as advised by his numerologist.
The Bengali cricketer always kept a picture of his Guruji in his pocket. He believed that putting his Guruji’s picture in his pocket will bring him good luck.
Have you ever noticed his jersey? The aggressive cricketer has his birth-date printed on his jersey. He was born on December 12, hence he wears No. 12 jersey. He also wears a holy kalava to ward off ‘evil eye’ also known as ‘buri nazar’.
He always puts his left pad first. Reason? He believes it brings him Good Luck. He also got his lucky bat repaired before the 2011 World Cup to win. And the rest as they say is History!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Even our former Captain Cool is superstitious. He believed number 7 to be lucky for him. His birthday falls on 7th of July and hence this number on the jersey.