Ahead of Indore ODI, Indian cricketers, umpires pray at Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar Temple | Cricket News – Times of India

UJJAIN: Ahead of the third and final One-Day International in Indore against New Zealand, the Indian cricket team as well as umpires and officials visited the renowned Mahakaleshwar Temple here on Monday morning and attended the ‘Bhasma Aarti’.
Among those who took part in the morning ‘aarti’ and offered ‘jal’ (water) to the deity were Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav and Surya Kumar Yadav, temple priest Ashish Guru told PTI.
Ujjain Lok Sabha MP Anil Firozia felicitated them during the visit, he added.
“Later the team, comprising 25 persons, visited the residence of Mahanirvani Akhada’s Mahant Shri Vineet Giriji Maharaj to seek blessings,” Guru said.

Watch: Indian cricket stars SKY, Kuldeep offer prayers at Mahakaleshwar temple for Pant's recovery

Watch: Indian cricket stars SKY, Kuldeep offer prayers at Mahakaleshwar temple for Pant’s recovery

Star batter Suryakumar said that they prayed to Mahakal for the speedy recovery of their teammate Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper-batsman was involved in a car crash on December 30 and suffered a number of serious injuries, however, he is making good progress with his recovery.

“We prayed for the speedy recovery of Rishabh Pant. His comeback is very important to us. We have already won the series against New Zealand, looking forward to the final match against them,” Suryakumar Yadav told ANI.
The players and the staff also participated in the ‘Bhasma Aarti’ of Lord Shiva that was performed in the early morning hours at the temple. The players wore traditional attire – dhoti and angavastram – while posing with the staff of the Indian cricket team.
India lead the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand 2-0.

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