copyrightUnder 19 World Cup: Will the red handkerchief prove to be auspicious for Shubman in the final?
Under 19 World Cup: Will the red handkerchief prove to be auspicious for Shubman in the final?
If Mohinder Amarnath would have seen playing cricket then he would have also seen that while playing Amarnath always kept a red handkerchief with him. Amarnath thought that this handkerchief is lucky for him. Australia player Steve Waugh also used to do so. Steve Waugh used to have a red handkerchief in his pocket when batting. Steve Waugh has written his autobiography "out of my comfort zone" in 1993 when he was batting at 60 in the Test match against England at the Leeds ground, then he used the red handkerchief to wipe out his sweat. This innings was changed into a hundredth innings. After this Steve Waugh kept a red handkerchief while batting. Steve Waugh also says that the red handkerchief was proved to be lucky for him at toss.
What is the secret of red handkerchief?
Now this young red player is proving lucky for a young Indian. The player who is talking about is Shubman Gill who is under-19 World Cup brilliant batting. While batting, Gill appears with a red handkerchief near his waist. NDTV talked to Lakhwinder Singh Gill, father of Shubman Gill, to know the secret of this red handkerchief. Lakhwinder ji said that Lal Rumal is lucky for Shubman, so he keeps it while batting. Lakhwinder said that a few years ago when Shubman was walking in a bad form, he kept a white handkerchief in his pocket after which he scored a century, and in the next match, Shubman kept a red hammer and in that match also Managed to score a century. Since that day, this red handkerchief continues. Shubman's father said that he is very happy with his son's performance and hopes that India will win the Under-19 World Cup this time. Shubman's father said that after the semi-final match, he had talked with Shubman for a while after he did not have to do that because Shubman is practicing tough to make the final match.
Shubman's display in Under-19 World Cup
Shubman is performing brilliantly under the Under-19 World Cup. Shubman is in third place in the highest run ever in the match so far and if the Indian batsmen are talked about, then Shubman is in first place. Shubman has so far scored 341 runs in four innings with an average of 170 runs, including three half-centuries and one century. Shubman had scored a century in the semi-final match against Pakistan. If the entire career of Shubman is looked into, Shubman has played two first-class matches so far, has scored 245 runs at an average of 61, including one century and one half-century and playing seven List A matches, 35 to 247.
Some other Indian players too superstitious
Not only Amarnath and Shubman Gill, many other Indian players also believed in such superstitions. Yuvraj Singh considered his birth date auspicious, hence his jersey number 12. Saurav Ganguly kept his Guruji's photograph while fielding. It is said that when Sachin Tendulkar used to bat, he used to wear the first batting pad in the left leg.