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Ravi Shastri seeked divine help before IND-BAN second T20


Bipin Dani
Before Thursday’s match in Rajkot where Team India grabbed a definitive victory against Bangladesh in the second T-20 match, coach Ravi Shastri looked for the blessings of spiritual guru, Bapa Mahant Swami. 

Ravi Shastri to seek divine help
Team India coach Ravi Shastri seeking the blessings of spiritual guru, Bapa Mahant Swami

It is believed that blessings from ‘Guru’ can bring success. To obtain the title of guru, one must go through a standard initiation process referred to as Diksha, in which they receive a mantra, or sacred Sanskrit phrase

The Team India coach looked for the blessings of spiritual guru Mahant Swami ahead of the second T-20 match against Bangladesh, but got trolled for the same.

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“Ravi Shastri and a couple of players, including opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan visited the Swami Narayan Temple here and looked for the endowments of Bapa Mahant Swami,” affirmed a source, who included, “Bapa wished Team India well in the series and furthermore petitioned God for the good health of the players.”

India’s first misfortune against Bangladesh may have provoked Shastri to look for divine assistance. In any case, his visit to the temple was enormously trolled in web-based social networking.

“Mandir wala with Madira wala,” thought of one Twitter user while another asked, “Thoda Shankar Bhagwan ka prasad milega kya?”

One more made jokes about him and expressed, “Everything okay Ravi? From being a lively one to turning out to be spiritual LOL.”

In the mean time, there were a couple of stray supporters as well. “Ravi, you are truly honored to get endowments from Mahant Swami,” wrote an enthusiast.

However, the players fulfilled Ravi Shastri’s wish as India put up a great show in Rajkot in the second T20. They beat Bangladesh by a huge margin of 8 wickets. The last and third T20 between India and Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 10 in Nagpur. And surely everyone is waiting to know whether Ravi Shastri will look for the blessings again.

Here is Ravi Shastri’s tweet:

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