India’s stand-in skipper Rahane seeks blessings at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple ahead of Zimbabwe tour

Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed as the One-Day International (ODI) captain of India for the Zimbabawe tour. The 27-year-old batting star has been given the responsibility to lead the side as the senior players of the team have been rested after a hectic cricket schedule.

The Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai is a renowned Lord Ganesha shrine and many celebrities are often seen seeking blessings from the elephant-headed Hindu god. As Rahane will be leading the national side for the first time, he too visited the famous temple to seek the almighty’s blessing.

Rajasthan Royals (RR), for whom Rahane plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL), posted this picture on Instagram. India will play their first ODI on July 10. They will play three ODIs followed with two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in their entire tour.