Prays for Team India, which is going through bad form

The chairman of the Indian Cricket Selection Committee, K. Srikkanth has offered prayers at the famous Siva temple at Srikalahasti. He sat in front of the main deities of Lord Kalahasteeswara and Gnanaprasoonambika, along with his wife and participated in the special rituals. During an informal chat with media persons after coming out of the temple, Srikkant, a frequent visitor and an ardent devotee of Srikalahasteeswara, said that the Indian team had perhaps hit a bad patch. He struck a note of optimism saying that the special prayers he had made on behalf of the team would certainly see the team coming out of its bad form.

On his arrival at the temple, the former Indian skipper was given a traditional welcome by the Executive Officer of the temple, Vijayakumar and was later presented with the Lord's prasadams. Accompanied by the temple's former Trust Board chairman and the former chief of the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, P.R. Mohan he went round the precincts and offered prayers to all deities.