Mumbai Indians pulled off an absolute thriller against Chennai Super Kings in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) final. Not many would have given Mumbai Indians a chance to win the contest after they finished on 149 for 8. And when Chennai Super Kings raced away to 53 for one at the end of the powerplay, it looked all over for Mumbai Indians.

However, they ended up winning the game by 1 run. The game went right down to the wire with Super kings needing 9 runs from the last over. With Shane Watson at the crease batting on 76 and Ravindra Jadeja giving him company, the Super Kings looked favourites to win the game. For Mumbai, the responsibility was on Lasith Malinga to defend the 8 runs and the veteran delivered. The first three balls went for four runs before Shane Watson was run out while trying to take a double. Shardul Thkaur then dispatched a full-toss for a double before being trapped in front of the wicket with his team needing 2 runs from the final ball.

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And as soon as the game ended,  the fans took to Twitter to joke that team owner Nita Ambani’s constant praying in the stands made Mumbai win the game. Mrs Ambani was constantly seen seeking divine intervention to make her team and it did work eventually. And since spotting Mrs Ambani praying in the stands, the fans have been curious to know about the Mantra.

Well, Pandit Chandra Shekar Sharma, who is the spiritual guide of Ambani family as well as the team, has now lifted the lid on it. Sharma said that the team does ‘Chandi Paath’ before every match.

“We do the ‘Chandi paath’ ahead of every match and yesterday, we performed it during the entire match, until Malinga’s final ball. It is lord Durga’s ‘paath’ and is performed in order to enhance one’s luck. It gives you the power and the energy to do something in the way that it was meant to,” Sharma was quoted as saying by Mensxp. 

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Pandit Sharma with the IPL trophy (Credits: Facebook)

He, however, declined to divulge details on Nita Ambani’s chants, saying: “That is her secret! That is her belief. When you believe in something wholeheartedly, it does happen and that’s exactly what she does whenever she is a bit nervous, that’s it.”