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Ajinkya Rahane visits ‘Super Selector’ Lord Ganesha for runs in Indore ODI

Ajinkya Rahane paid a special visit and sought blessings from Lord Ganesha at the Khajrana temple in Indore ahead of the India vs Australia third ODI.

india vs australia 2017 Updated: Sep 23, 2017 18:42 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Hindustan Times, Indore
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Ajinkya Rahane spoke to the press ahead of the third ODI against Australia.(PTI)

Ahead of the third ODI between India and Australia at the Holkar Stadium, Ajinkya Rahane paid a visit to the Khajrana temple in Indore and sought the blessings of Lord Ganesha on Saturday.

The temple is one of the most prominent ones in the city and was built in 1735. This is not the first time that an Indian cricketer is visiting the temple.

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During the Test match between India and New Zealand in Indore in October 2016, several Indian cricketers had gone to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. The blessings worked for Rahane as he smashed 188, his highest Test score, with Virat Kohli scoring his maiden double hundred.

So many Indian cricketers have visited the temple that the local media have dubbed Lord Ganesha as ‘Super Selector’. Perhaps, it is the blessings of Lord Ganesha that India have a formidable record at the Holkar Stadium.

“I have always enjoyed coming to Indore. Right from the time I was playing domestic cricket, I have fond memories of the Holkar Stadium. When I come to Indore, I make it a point to visit the Khajrana Temple. I get positive vibes by visiting the place,” Rahane said.

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India have won all four games in Indore and Virat Kohli’s side, which currently leads the five-match series 2-0, are on the verge of securing a series win against Australia.

First Published: Sep 23, 2017 18:36 IST