Rohit Sharma visits Siddhivinayak Temple to seek Lord Ganesha's blessings ahead of T20 World Cup
Rohit sought for blessings from Lord Ganesha before leaving for Australia.
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The Indian team departed to Australia for participating in the T20 World Cup 2022 on the morning of Thursday, October 6. India will be led by Rohit Sharma and they would be looking to end their long nine-year ICC title drought this time around.
Before leaving for Australia, skipper Rohit Sharma sought the blessings of Lord Ganesha as he paid a visit to the Siddhivinayak Temple in Prabhadevi, Mumbai on the day of Dussehra. Rohit was accompanied by his wife Ritika and their daughter Samaira as they prayed for India's triumph in the mega event.
Meanwhile, the news of Rohit visiting the Ganpati Mandir was officially confirmed by the 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", said Raut according to Deccan Chronicle.
"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”, she added.
Rohit leading India in an ICC event for the first time
Rohit Sharma would be leading India for the very first time in an ICC event. Rohit has the experience of leading the Men in Blue in a few multi-nation tournaments. While the Indian team came out on top in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy tri-series and the Asia Cup later that year, they failed to defend their title this time around.
The Rohit Sharma-led side crashed out in the Super Four of this edition's Asia Cup in the UAE last month after losing to arch-rivals Pakistan and eventual champions Sri Lanka respectively.
Meanwhile, India have a lot of problems to address before they take on Pakistan at the MCG on October 23. They have to sort out their death bowling woes especially the penultimate over that cost them the Asia Cup and also saw the opposition batters milking runs in the home series against Australia and South Africa that followed. Secondly, the Indian think tank need to find a replacement for pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah.
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