- Deccan Chronicle
Rohit Sharma seeks Lord Ganesha blessings ahead of World Cup
MUMBAI: Team India captain Rohit Sharma has sought the blessings of Lord Ganesha for the victory in the T20I World Cup. A day before leaving for Australia he visited the Siddhi Vinayak Temple in Prabhadevi. This was confirmed by the famous temple's CEO Ms. Nanda Raut.
"He paid a visit to our temple on the day of Dusserah on Wednesday. He came with his wife (Ritika) and daughter Samaira at around 6.30 pm. His visit was not intimated earlier but he was well escorted and looked after by our security staff. He was in the temple for about ten minutes", she said.
"Rohit could comfortably take the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The monk gave him a garland and a coconut and blessed the family. We wish the Indian team returns with the World Cup trophy".
Incidentally, several celebrities including Little Master Sachin Tendulkar pay regular visits to this temple.
Captains visiting the temple before going for a big match is rather common. India's former captain MS Dhoni regularly visits Maa Dewri temple near Ranchi to seek blessings. Last year also, he visited the temple ahead of the IPL season.