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    Superstitions

    Well Ganguly has this one that he will not see a duck before a match. Else he will be out for one.

    Okay I am lying blatantly.

    But cricketers have been known to have weird superstitions. Which ones have you heard?

    The Steve Waugh red handkerchief one is probably the most famous of them all. There were also tricks tried by opposition to try and steal that kerchief on ocassions to upset Waugh if rumours are to be believed!

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    Srikkanth's little routine before facing the ball was unique. He would walk up to the square leg umpire, practice a few backfoot defensive shots, whirl his bat around, look up to Sun (they say he offered prayers to the Sun God) and then come back to take strike.
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    When keeping Gilchrist seems to push his gloves back up or something before every ball.
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    Regarding looking at the Sun, players do that while walking out to bat. It is not superstition as they want to set their eye in properly. Nothing to do with superstition. Just thought I would point that.


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    yeah, but I have it on good authority that he used to say prayers to the Sun God. I am distant relative of his. Really.

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    Michael Clarke seems to figit with everything all the time. As for me, I had two fairly large glasses of absinth before my greatest innings (17* at Spondon CC for my former work-place) which included a couple of fours and a splendid Viv-style leg-glance six over the fence and into a garden, consequently I've imbibed the same measure since, but as-yet it has failed to work the same magic. Mind you I've only played two innings post that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    yeah, but I have it on good authority that he used to say prayers to the Sun God. I am distant relative of his. Really.
    I was just referring generally. You wouldnt have to look at the sun so many times like Srikkanth used to do to set his eye in.

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    Pagan cricketers eh? Marvellous. Are there any others?

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    lol.

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    Jayasuriya has a habit of adjusting every part of his uniform when he's batting before every ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Delgado
    Michael Clarke seems to figit with everything all the time
    Probably because he seems to have a mild case of ADD


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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    Probably because he seems to have a mild case of ADD

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    Neil McKenzie has loads, like taping his cricket bat to the cieling before he bats.. I share one of his superstitions which is never stepping on the white of the crease lines when I bat, well its not really a superstition, just a weird habit..
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    Sachin Tendulkar always puts on his left pad before his right!

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    Nick Pothas is the worse.

    he does the same routine every ball,you should see it!

    when he goes to talk to his batting partner at the end of the over, he stands outside his crease and taps his bat over it 6 times.he's crazy.

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