The Steve Smith led Australian cricket team today sought the blessings of Tibetan spiritual guru, The Dalai Lama, at his McLeod Ganj monastery here today.
Smith was happy meeting apostle of peace as not everyone gets to meet the global leader.
Later, the Australia captain himself revealed that he had asked the noble laureate about how to get a peaceful sleep during a high-pressure Test match.
Asked about the meeting, Smith said: 'Yeah, it was great.
I asked him (His Holiness) a question about sleep and how he could help me and he gave me his blessings. We rubbed our noses together, and (he) gave me some blessings, so hopefully it ll help me with my sleep over the next five days.'
The Australian team proved to be lucky that they got to meet the spiritual leader as the touring England team in 2013 visited the monastery but could not meet him.