On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the schedule for the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2023, which is all set to take place in India between October and November. The Indian cricket team, under the guidance of captain Rohit Sharma and head-coach Rahul Dravid, will look forward to ending their trophy drought.
For the unversed, the last time India won the WC was back in 2011 under the leadership of Dhoni. Ever since then team India is struggling to get their hands on the prestigious trophy of the ICC.
Virender Sehwag Revealed MS Dhoni’s Superstition In 2011 World Cup
Meanwhile, as the schedule of the 2023 WC was announced, it brought a lot of fond memories of the 2011 victory. Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag made everyone nostalgic as he shared some inside stories from India’s win in 2011 WC
Dhoni, who was going through a lean patch during the 2011 WC, played an instrumental role in India’s iconic win. He played a WC title winning knock of 91* runs in the final clash against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium. His iconic winning six is still etched in the memories of cricket fans around the world.
While Dhoni’s genius captaincy in the tournament is well documented, Sehwag revealed that the former Indian captain followed a unique diet during India’s campaign at the home WC.
Yes, Sehwag revealed that MS Dhoni had only khichdi, a dish made of rice and lentils, throughout India’s WC campaign, saying it was working in favor of the host nation. In an interaction with Muttiah Muralitharan, Sehwag revealed:
“Everyone was having some or the other superstition, and everyone was following theirs. MS Dhoni had a superstition of having ‘khichdi’ all through the WorldCup. He used to say that even if I’m not scoring runs but this superstition is working, and we’re winning matches.”