If you think that only politicians do their round of temple visits when in distress, think again. Even cricketers, who play hard and party just as hard, call on the gods before a crucial match.
Former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team and the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan took mediapersons by surprise when he turned up at the Mahabodhi Temple in the City before an IPL tie.
Needless to say, Dilshan swung the match that evening in his team’s favour. “I am a religious person. I try and visit as many temples as I can in any city and since I am travelling with my wife and kids, the temple visits are a must,” Dilshan says. The cricketer loves to do whatever he wants to its fullest. He loves shopping to start with and you dare not distract him when he’s shopping. “Let me first shop and then I’ll come back to you,” he says during his recent visit to a store. He was too busy shopping to even notice the train of reporters behind him waiting to grab his attention. But the cricketer didn’t budge until he had shopped to his heart’s content.