KOLKATA -Cricket lovers are once again ready to enjoy the action packed series of IPL 8th edition. The opening ceremony held in the Kolkata which has the maddest ever cricket fans. Though the rainfall delayed the ceremony but when it started all said only one thing” badi der kar di huzoor aate aate, par aaye bhi to kya khoob aaye”. The show finally started yesterday at 9:00 pm with Nawab of Bollywood Saif Ali Khan being as the anchor of the show.
The ceremony was full of power packed performances by many of the cine stars which started with a formal Robdindra sangeet program. Then entered our own Music director Pritam Daa who allowed the music to flow through the city of Joy. Anushka Sharma stole the show with her magnificent performance and Virat Kohli didn’t miss a chance to catch a glimpse of the performance in the VVIP box and soon after the performance he left the stadium.
Shahid Kapoor made a dashing entry on a motorcycle and then dancing to the tunes of Bappi Lahiri and few peppy numbers from his movies like Kaminey. Actor, director& singer Farhan Akhtar was the surprise package as after quite a few years he rocked the stage with his songs from Rock on.
But all in all heartthrob of the nation Hrithik Roshan was the show stopper with his electrifying dance performance on the songs from Dhoom 3 and Bang Bang. He later thanked the Chief Minister of the state for gifting him a scarf which he tied around his neck during the entire performance.
The sky was all full of crackers and everybody shouting the same names i.e. Mahendra singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli but were highest volume was for our own Gautam Gambhir skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders. All of them were welcomed with huge round of applause. This time most of the players barring the captains of the teams left the venue early as the weather were not such pleasant. Even the spectators packed the bags quite early because of rainfall. Oath ceremony underwent and captains of all the teams took the oath and in this way IPL season 8 were left unwind.
Spectators expect to see some action in this series and all the eyes would be on Virat Kohli after a disappointing performance in the world cup and Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his excellent record in the IPL series. Everybody has chosen his favorite team and the stage is all set for the magic to begin. Anyways we all have our fingers crossed and would see who grabs the trophy this time.