Udupi: Indian cricketer Surya Kumar Yadav addressed media queries during his visit to the Sri Hosa Marigudi Temple at Kapu, where he denied any boundary line infringement during his crucial catch in the T20 World Cup final match, attributing the success to divine intervention.

Accompanied by his wife Devisha, Yadav recounted the moment, stating, "I hadn’t touched the boundary line while holding the decisive catch. It was all by the grace of God that I was in that place at that moment to hold such a wonderful catch." He emphasized the role of practice and faith, adding, "We practice to hold such catches during our training sessions. That moment was created by God so that India may get the cup. I had remembered God while holding the catch."

Reflecting on cricket's unpredictable nature, Yadav expressed humility, remarking, "A player cannot become a captain on his own, but he can choose to play well for the country. If God wills, your fate will be alright." He expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support during the World Cup victory celebrations and his visit to Kapu, noting the unexpected turnout at the temple.

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Downplaying his celebrity status, Yadav asserted, "I do not think of myself as a celebrity. I came to the temple as a common man. One must lead a large life as a common man. The World Cup is just a part of life, not the entirety of it."

Yadav also shared a personal detail about his cricket routine, revealing his fondness for chewing bubble gum during matches, which he believes helps him bat better and play happily.

After seeking blessings at Kapu Marigudi, Yadav expressed contentment, stating, "I experienced peace after the pooja." He expressed interest in returning during the temple's renovation, if given the opportunity.

Devisha Yadav, his wife, expressed her joy after visiting Kapu Marigudi, reminiscing about their previous visit to Udupi and expressing a desire to return for the temple's renovation. She declined to disclose details of her prayers but expressed gratitude for realizing their dream of winning the World Cup.

During his visit, Yadav was honored by Kapu MLA and Working President of Kapu Hosa Marigudi Temple Development Committee, Gurme Suresh Shetty, acknowledging his pivotal role in India's T20 World Cup victory.

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Mumbai, Jul 22: A speeding Audi car, driven by a man allegedly in an inebriated state, rammed into two stationary autorickshaws in Mumbai's Mulund area on Monday, leaving four persons injured, police said.

The police arrested the accused, Dattatray Gore (43), a resident of Kanjurmarg, from his sister's house after he fled the scene, leaving the vehicle behind, an official said.

The incident occurred around 6.15 am on Dumping Road, and the police later impounded the high-end car, he said.

The car rammed into two stationary autorickshaws, injuring two drivers and as many passengers. Their condition is said to be stable, the official said.

The police collected the accused's blood sample and sent it to Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory. It was found that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, he said.

A case has been registered under relevant provisions of the Bhartiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS) and Motor Vehicle Act, the official said.

This incident follows a recent accident in Worli, where a BMW fatally struck a woman riding as a pillion on a two-wheeler.