We Bet You Didn’t Know Anything About These Weird Superstitions Of Your Favourite Cricketers

Just recently, I was at my best friend’s place and was watching IND Vs NZ match. While I was watching Bumrah taking wickets, my friend happened to tell me about her friend’s crazy superstition. He was of the belief that if he watched the match till the end, India would lose. So, he left and didn’t see the match. (India did win) Surprisingly, we all have some crazy weird superstition in our mind and it seems that our cricketers have it too.

1. Virat Kohli

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The captain and the most promising batsman, Virat Kohli admitted to being a little superstitious. In his statement to Kolkata Telegraph he said “Earlier, I used to wear the same pair of gloves with which I’d been scoring. That phase has gone as now I look for comfort. Now the superstition revolves around wearing black wristbands.”

2. Sachin Tendulkar

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Even the Master Blaster has some superstition. He believes in a lucky leg pad. Apparently, it was gifted to him by his brother. He reportedly wears it on his left leg for a while before every match.

3. Virender Sehwag

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There was a time when Sehwag used to adorn the jersey which had the number 44. He used to consider it lucky and at one particular time, he actually hit many runs. But after he hit his rough patch, his numerologist advised him to forgo the numbers. He also wore the black vest with it. 

He also always carried a red handkerchief in his left pocket when he is out in the field.

4. Sourav Ganguly

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He always made sure his guru’s photo was in his pocket whenever on the field.

5. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh’s birthday falls on 12th December(12/12) and he believes that to be his lucky number. So, that’s even his jersey number. He also wears a black thread that he wears on his wrist.

6. R Ashwin

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In 2011 World Cup, R Ashwin carried a bag which he believed was lucky for the entire Indian team. Even though he only played two games during the World Cup, he carried it for all the matches which India ended up winning.

7. Zaheer Khan

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The left-arm Indian paceman made it a point to carry a lucky handkerchief during every crucial match.

8. Rahul Dravid

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People called him The Wall. He was one of the most tough batsmen because it was not easy to take him off the field. The batsman always wore his right thigh pad first and never tried out a new bat ahead of a series.

9. MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni is one of the best captains India had but yet this batsman believes in his lucky number. He was born on 7th July and hence sports that number on his jersey. The batsman not only wears the number on his jersey in IPL but also has named his line of perfumes as “7 by MS Dhoni.”

10. Hardik Pandya

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The explosive player earlier 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.

Pandya himself revealed the reason of wearing Mumbai Indians gloves in the first ODI.

At Mumbai Indians, they just wanted me to enjoy my game and I was just a young kid expressing himself, and who eventually got success. I was getting used to the fame. No one knew who Hardik Pandya was before 2015 IPL. I got picked for Rs 10 lakh. If people knew me I would have got a lot more money, not that it’s only about the money. I was from a struggling family. Well, we had a good family and then things changed, father’s health and all had a grave effect. That helped us. Where we are standing now is because of that situation. It is because how we coped with that,” Pandya had said in an interview to Indian Express.

What do you think? Do you have some weird superstition? Comment below!

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