Astrology is an integral part of Indian culture. Its beliefs are passed on to us from generations to generations. It is the astrology that introduced superstitions which according to its origin means a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck.
Right from breaking mirrors to hanging lemon and chillies, there are various such beliefs in India. In fact, it is not just a group of people, but superstition is a common thing for everybody. Whether you admit it or not but each one of us has our own versions of the good and bad sign.
But did you know that even our cricketers have their way of good luck? Apart from their mesmerizing sports skills, they have some beliefs that help then focus and win the game. So, let's see what those superstitions are.
According to the sources, Virat Kohli has admitted that he is superstitious. He wears black wristbands as a superstition. Earlier, he used to wear the same pair of gloves with which he had 'been scoring'. Apart from a religious black thread, he has also been wearing a kara on his right arm since 2012.
Sachin Tendulkar often talks about his superstition of wearing left pad first and using his favorite bat even if it breaks. You will be shocked to know that Sachin got his dilapidated bat repaired especially before the start of the Cricket World Cup.
The former captain of Indian Cricket Team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is always seen wearing number 7 jersey. According to his fans, he tops the list of being the most superstitious cricketer of Indian Team.
For Yuvraj Singh, number 12 jersey is his lucky charm because he was born on 12th day of the 12th month. You may have seen him in the same number jersey always.
According to the report by The Times Of India, Delhi dasher, Virendra Sehwag's mother had consulted a numerologist who offered an advice to him about wearing a numberless jersey. Earlier, he used to wear 44 number jersey but then he started playing without a jersey number.
According to the sources, R Ashwin always carries a bag. According to him, the bag is not just only lucky for him but for the entire team as well. Each time he comes with that bag, India goes on to win the match.
For Zaheer Khan Zak, the reason behind his success is the yellow handkerchief that he keeps with him in every crucial match. The yellow cloth is his lucky charm.
Rahul Dravid believes that wearing the right thigh pad first is a lucky charm for him. According to the sources, he never tries a new bat before any series.
Anil Kumble is famous for his world record of taking 10 wickets in an innings. According to him, he picked up a wicket every time he handed over his cap and sweater to Sachin before balling.
According to Speaking Tree, Sourav Ganguly wore many rings, which he thinks as his good luck charm. Ganguly also made sure that he had his guru's photograph in his pocket when he was on the field.
According to the sources, the 24-year-old explosive player, Hardik Pandya, pointed that his life has been changed after joining Mumbai Indians and thinks that franchise cricket team representing the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, is the lucky charm in his life.
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