Ahead of their important clash against Australia, the New Zealand cricket team met with the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama at his residence on Tuesday in McLeod Ganj.
The Dalai Lama, in a Twitter post, shared a photo of his meeting with the New Zealand cricket team and their families. The team visited the spiritual leader’s residence to seek his blessings and perhaps find inspiration before their upcoming match.
The Blackcaps previously played against India at the picturesque HPCA Stadium, where they faced a formidable Indian side led by captain Virat Kohli. Despite a valiant effort by New Zealand, India emerged victorious, marking an end to their 20-year losing streak against the Kiwis in ICC events.
This meeting with the Dalai Lama could serve as a source of motivation and positive energy for the New Zealand cricket team as they gear up to face Australia.
Interactions with spiritual leaders like the Dalai Lama often instill a sense of calm and focus in athletes, potentially enhancing their on-field performance.
The Blackcaps are scheduled to meet Australia on Saturday at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala.