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Winning the world cup the spiritual way
With India winning the 2011 edition of the ICC world cup, many theories are being attached with it. When captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni posed bald with the trophy at the Gateway of India, Team India's spiritual approach came through.
TWO DAYS after winning the world cup on April 4, the bald Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni smiled at Indians from the front page of the newspaper. It was a surprise to see the picture of a bald Indian captain, when in the past he has been in news for his different hairstyles.
The explanation – his hair would be offered as a token of thanks to the world famous deity Tirupati Balaji. In fact, before the crucial India-Pakistan match we saw pictures of Dhoni's brother conducting pooja at a temple, which apparently was being done on Dhoni's behest.

We also heard Harbhajan Singh thanking his spiritual gurus post the world cup win. The ever-aggressive boy of cricket, Yuvraj Singh seems to have mellowed down after his stint with his spiritual gurus. In this world cup we saw a calm and composed Yuvraj hammering the opposition with his bat and taking wickets at a crucial time that more often than not contributed to his team's win. There were also reports of players chanting the Hanuman Chalisa when the Indian team lost the two openers early.

At such a big stage, when the pressure is immense the players need that extra support to deal with it. Thats where they connect with God and the spiritual gurus. It's heartening to see these stars keep their promises with their spiritual deities even if it means postponing their ad campaigns for a few days.

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