Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar today sought divine intervention at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. He offered prayers in the traditional manner, wearing a dhoti and a white shirt.
Tendulkar also participated in the ritual 'Suprabhatha recitation seva'. The temple management presented the ace cricketer with a sacred silk cloth, prasad and holy water, while the priests chanted hymns to bless him in his future innings.
In December, iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar quit the one-day format of the sport to make way for youngsters to prepare for the 2015 World Cup.
Tendulkar possesses bundles of batting records in international cricket and achieved his long-cherished dream of being part of a World Cup-winning team in 201, when India claimed the 50-over tournament in his home city Mumbai.