IPL Players with Their Lucky Charms for Best Performance
Fans can perhaps never really understand the amount of effort it takes for players to perform in the Indian Premier League. The kind of attention and fan following that this tournament has adds to the pressure on the players. As the season progresses we are already seeing intense competition on the field. Some players are already leading the charts with maximum number of runs and wickets and driving the success of their side. As social media brings players close to their fans there is as much of urge to know about the players up close as it is about reading the most reliable IPL predictions.
So what does it take for players to perform at the IPL? Hours of hard work at the nets and of course their lucky charm! Yes, cricketers are known for being superstitious and we all know the tales of former Australian skipper Steve Waugh playing in a single baggy green cap throughout his career or carrying a red handkerchief in his pocket. Sachin Tendulkar always put his left pad before his right. What about our current IPL stars? Here’s a look at IPL players with their lucky charms for success.
He exemplifies confidence. There have been several legendary players to have played for India but none have carried the same level of confidence and self-assurance. But the Royal Challengers skipper is known for believing in his lucky charm. While this has changed over years from him using a single pair of gloves for many years currently he uses black wristbands while batting and is also seen wearing his kada (bracelet). Well, even the best batsman in the world does need little bit of luck and his lucky charm to succeed in the IPL.
The Delhi Capitals opener seems to have the most bizarre of superstitions, so bizarre that the cricket he himself wouldn’t like talking about his. His opening partner in the national side and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma revealed few years ago that Dhawan has a habit of going into the washroom before he come out to bat! Perhaps emptying the bladder serves as a lucky charm for the cricketer who is topping the batting charts for this season and the most reliable IPL predictions always have his name in their betting tips.
The young heartthrob of Indian cricket has millions of fans and has a huge fan following among the opposite sex. He carries his lucky charm a white handkerchief in the pocket during every game. The story goes that a young Gill struggling for form during his youth days carried a white handkerchief during a U-16 game and ended up scoring a hundred. Since then it has become a part of his routine and he does it religiously during every game.
The confidence with which the Kolkata Knight Riders star Andre Russell puts ball into the stands, you’d think that the West Indies’ all-rounder doesn’t have any superstitions. But in a recent interview Russell did reveal that he has few! Russell mentioned how he always makes sure to tap his bat four times while a bowler approaches him while he is batting. He also steps into the filed with his left foot crossing the boundary rope before the right and gains confidence carrying out this routine. We know now the secrets behind his success.
There aren’t many players who can maintain the level of calm and composure as India’s world cup winner captain does. The CSK skipper is known to absorb pressure and the success that India and CSK have achieved under his leadership is often attributed to this. But for a man who is not known for melting under pressure Dhoni has his own superstition or lucky way of managing things as you may call. He never wishes his teammates ‘good luck’ before a game as he believes this has led to poor performances from the players in the past! Thus no player would wish to be ‘wished’ by Dhoni before the start of any game.
So what do you say about these superstations and lucky charm of the players? Well, they are mortals it does take a little more than hard work and mental preparations to succeed at this level.