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Steve Smith and co meet Dalai Lama

He met with Dalai Lama on the eve of Dharamshala Test.

By Aditya Pratap Arya -


The Australian team is in Dharamshala for the final game of ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Aussie players were stunned by the beauty of this place and now they went to meet Dalai Lama, who lives at the same place. The entire team along with the support staff went to meet him.

Australia skipper Steve Smith was among the ones, who had a question for Lama. He asked him for an advice to help him sleep well. Smith has been in the headlines of Indian media all throughout the series for all the wrong reasons.

He said “I asked him a question about sleep and how he could help me - he gave me his blessings, we rubbed our noses together. Hopefully, it will help me with my sleep over the next five days.”

“It relaxes us a little bit. He's all about compassion, oneness for each and every human being. It was great to hear something like that from someone as prestigious as the Dalai Lama. It was a great experience for all of us. If we can learn anything from it, perhaps sometimes we get a bit over the top out there playing cricket,” Smith further added.

The 27-year-old believes Dharamshala match will be very tough game for his team. “It's a tough game but at the end of the day, it's just a game. You need to realise that at times. That's something this team can perhaps take from meeting the Dalai Lama,” he concluded.

From Saturday, both teams will fight for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Series is level pegging at 1-1.

Aditya Pratap Arya

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