In a cash-rich recreation like cricket, the place every little thing is at stake, it’s pure for the gamers to be slightly superstitious.
Whereas legendary Sachin Tendulkar used to place his left pad first, the previous Australian captain Steve Waugh all the time carried a purple handkerchief in his pocket given to him by his grandmother.
Virender Sehwag wore a numberless jersey earlier than the World Cup 2011, which positive paid dividends to him, and his opening companion Gautam Gambhir didn’t take off his pads except the innings of his staff had been over.
Speaking about superstitions, the previous Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha has revealed that the 2 occasions World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni by no means needs his gamers a very good luck earlier than any match. Although this sounds weird, Ojha went on to disclose the explanation behind Captain Cool’s superstition.
At present a member of the IPL’s governing physique, Ojha mentioned that each time Dhoni wished any participant ‘good luck’, the end result turned out to be fairly opposite to what he had anticipated. Incidents like these led the world’s biggest finisher to beat back the ‘good luck’ needs.
“MSD won’t ever want his staff members ‘all the most effective’ or ‘good luck’ earlier than a recreation. As a result of he feels, if he needs any individual fairly just a few gamers he has wished his gamers throughout a recreation, it ended up in a really totally different method. That’s perhaps why he has stopped it,” mentioned Ojha to Sports activities At present.
The left-arm spinner added that even not one of the opposition gamers ever come to Dhoni for his needs earlier than a recreation.
“As soon as we had a dialog about individuals having totally different sorts of sentiments and that’s when he mentioned he by no means needs his gamers earlier than a recreation. And earlier than the sport, not one of the gamers from the opposition to go him. They don’t need any needs from him,” clarified Ojha.
Even cricketer-turned-commentator Deep Dasgupta as soon as disclosed that Dhoni used to maintain the pen with himself after signing the match ball for IPL followers.
It seems like Dhoni’s superstition is working in his favour as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are at the moment positioned on the third place within the factors desk after profitable two out of their three clashes.