Like other people cricketers do have some superstitions. Not with a ball or bat in hand but also their superstition plays a big part in winning the matches for team. These Superstitions helps cricketer to focus on their game .
In this post, we’re going to tell our readers about 12 players who have some superstitions related to them.
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Sachin Tendulkar and his left pad
Despite having so much talent the god of cricket also believes in putting his left pad first rather than the right one as he thinks it would bring a good luck to him. Before the 2011 world cup, the master blaster repaired his lucky bat as we wanted to win the World Cup at any cost.
Steve Waugh’s red towel
Steve Waugh was one of the greatest captains of all time and a true sportsman. He has won many games when the team required the most. He always carried his red towel in his pocket which was been by his grandmother.
Mahela’s lucky bat
Mahela Jayawardene was one the gems that Sri Lanka has ever produced. He has single handedly won matches for his national side. He believed to kiss bat every now and then during his inning just to ensure his good luck.
Clarke and music obsession
The world cup winning captain, Michael Clarke was been a great captain and a good batsman . He was used to listen loud music before going into bat. He believed that it helps him to concentrate more .
Sanath Jayasuriya and kit checking every ball
The explosive Sri Lankan legend, Jayasuriya was known for scoring big runs with higher strike rate. He used to slog every bowler during the initial overs of the match. He always used to check his bat, gloves, helmet and as well as pocket before playing every ball.
Statued Indian players during Kapil Dev’s iconic knock
In the quarter finals of the 1983 World Cup ,India were 17/5 at one stage. Then Kapil Dev ,the Indian captain walk out into the middle and started his iconic knock. Kapil Dev was hitting sixes all over the ground. Then the team manager Mansingh asked every player not to move from their seats, and did not allowed anyone to go for a washroom break. Kapil Dev’s 175 helped India to beat Zimbabwe in the quarter finals of the 1983 World Cup.
Gavaskar walked on the right side of Srikanth
Sunil Gavaskar and Srikanth were considered to be the deadliest opening pair at that time. Shipment used to fork right side of his partner before going into bat. But Gavaskar in his last match he asked Shrikant to walk on his right. In his last match he produced one of the Epic knocks ever played but India did not manage to win the game.
Rahul Dravid and the right thigh guard charm
Rahul Dravid known as ‘the WALL’ was one of the dependable batsman for India. He used to wear his right thigh pad first before going to bat and never used a new bat before the series. This superstition was the reason behind his success.
Azharuddin’s black tabeez
One of the finest Indian captain , Azharuddin believed in wearing a black tabeez. He was a better fielder too. He used to hang his tabeez out of his t shirt just ensure good luck.
Mohinder Amarnath and his towel
Amarnath , a true legend for India. He believed in keeping a red handkerchief in his pocket every time when he was fielding. He took the final wicket of the 1983 world cup helping India to clinch maiden world cup title.
Anil kumble’s totka
Anil Kumble once picked up all 10 wickets in an inning. He equalled the world record of picking all 10 wickets. He took wicket everytime when he handed over his cap and the sweater to Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar before going to bowl.
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Zaheer khan and his lucky handkerchief
The Indian left arm quick used to carry yellow handkerchief before going into a crucial match. He has performed brilliantly for the Indian team and win memorable games for the team. This credit goes to his lucky handkerchief.