Dharamsala, HP, India, 18 April 2010 (By Gaurav Bisht, The Hindustan Times) - Spectators at the scenic stadium on Sunday had a rare glimpse of spirituality and sport coming together, with cricketers lining up to touch the feet of the Dalai Lama who presented "khatas' - Tibetan ceremonial scarves - to members of Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings.
Yuvraj Singh, during his visit to the Buddhist temple on Saturday had asked the spiritual leader about his interest in sport. The Dalai Lama replied that he had developed a liking for ping pong in the mid-50's when he visited China. "I played it with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai during my visit." (watch video)