Lucky charms and superstitions of Indian cricketers, well… actually, these are not just limited to cricketers. Almost everyone at some point in time believes something lucky for them or wants to do a certain thing in a certain way. Our cricketers are no different when it comes to superstitions or lucky charm.
Some consider handkerchief as their lucky charm while a few find a specific number to be lucky for them. In the world of lucky charms and superstitions, Sachin, Virat Kohli, M.S Dhoni holds a place in the list. Apart from these, there are many other players are also included in the list.
So, let’s tell you about Lucky charms and superstitions of Indian cricketers:
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar comes first in this list. When Sachin used to get ready for the match he always used to first wear his left pad. He always carried a picture of Sai Baba in his kitbag.
When Virat Kohli started his cricket career, he always used to wear his favorite batting gloves to bat in the field. But that superstition did not last for a long time. After that Virat started wearing a black wristband. However, since 2012, Virat never goes out in the field without wearing his ‘Kada’.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Indian Cricket Team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni finds 7 as his lucky number. Mahi was born on 7th July and right from the beginning of his career he has been wearing a jersey with number 7. And, everyone knows that he collects stumps after every victory. Know the reason behind this.
In the beginning of his cricketing career, Virender Sehwag used to have No 44 written on his jersey. Later, started to wear numberless shirt, which people say was suggested by his numerologist.
Lucky charms and superstitions of Indian cricketers
Yuvraj Singh always wears the jersey with number 12 while playing a match. Yuvraj’s birthday is on 12th December and he was born at 12 noon in Sector 12 so he considers 12 as his lucky number. After his cancer treatment, he also wears a black thread on his wrist.
During his cricketing career, Sourav Ganguly used to follow a series of peculiar routines. He always used to keep his guruji’s picture in his pocket while batting. Sourav was also seen wearing kalava (red puja thread) on his wrist.
Rahul Dravid used to first wear thigh pad on his right leg and tried to avoid using a brand-new bat ahead of a new series.
Second-most successful Indian pace bowler, Zaheer Khan always carried yellow handkerchief that he considered his lucky charm.
Winner of Man-of-the-Match title in the finals of World cup 1993, he always used to carry a red handkerchief which he considered his lucky charm.