England Cricket Team Meets Dalai Lama in Dharamshala Ahead of Fifth Test Match

The England cricket team had a unique and spiritually enriching experience as they visited the residence of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in McLeod Ganj on Wednesday. This visit came as part of their preparations ahead of the fifth Test match scheduled to take place in Dharamsala.

Both the England and India cricket teams arrived in Dharamshala on Sunday, gearing up for their practice sessions at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium, which commenced on Monday. Among the England players, Ben Stokes and his teammates were spotted thoroughly enjoying the serene surroundings of Dharamshala.

During their stay, the England team engaged in various activities, including warm-up exercises and runs through the quaint streets of the city. The blend of cricketing practice and embracing the local culture added an extra dimension to their preparations for the upcoming match.

The meeting with the Dalai Lama provided the players with a moment of reflection and inspiration, as they sought blessings for their endeavors on the cricket field. It also offered them an opportunity to immerse themselves in the spiritual ambiance of Dharamshala, known for its tranquility and breathtaking landscapes.

As the teams gear up for the fifth Test match, the England squad’s rendezvous with the Dalai Lama serves as a memorable highlight of their journey in Dharamshala, reinforcing the significance of sport beyond the boundaries of the cricket field.

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