Ranchi: Fans of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni offered puja and prayed for Indian cricket team's comeback in the third Test against England which began at Birmingham on Wednesday.

"We have organised 'Rudrabhishek', a ritual of Lord Shiva which is auspicious in the current month of Shravan for Team India's success. We are praying for Dhoni's team to bounce back (in the current series)," said one of the pujaris who performed the rituals here.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly had earlier this week predicted that India would make a strong comeback and level the four-match series 2-2.