Home > News >

Sunil Gavaskar likes IPL’s Bollywood connection

Kolkata: Apr 3, 2013

Lauding the star-studded opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL), cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said he specially liked the Bollywood connection.

“The opening ceremony was terrific. I particularly liked the Indian film industry connection. Because that’s what the premier league is all about, Pitbull was also very very good,there’s no question about it. But what Shah Rukh Khan did along with Deepika and Katrina was fantastic,” Gavaskar told a TV channel at the Eden Gardens, which hosted opening match of the sixth IPL between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.

“I also want to compliment the artists on the ground who were dancing. They were so well synchronised. That made for a very pretty picture,” Gavaskar added.

Kolkata’s Salt Lake stadium hosted the glittering and glamorous inaugural event, with Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif shaking a leg to their hit numbers.

American rapper Pitbull performed his party anthems to tumultuous applause from over 50,000 spectators as flying drummers from Europe, Chinese women percussionists, acrobats, gymnasts and around 300-odd youngsters from Kolkata and its suburbs provided the cultural connect.

Gavaskar also acknowledged the passionate attitude of people of Bengal in everything they do.

“Anything they do when they support a team they do with passion. When they play, they do it with passion, when they debate and discuss…they also do it with great passion,” Gavaskar said.

Click here for Schedule & Results
 
Click here for Points Table
 
Click here to read all about IPL 2013

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 — All matches

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Marks out of 10 for the hosts

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail tales

Anil Kumble Australia India Moments in history Ricky Ponting South Africa

South Africa vs West Indies 2014: Narine Deonarine to replace injured Assad Fudadin in West Indies squad

India vs Australia 2014-15: Sunil Gavaskar says difficult for India to bounce back after initial loss

Steven Smith should captain Australia in all-formats: Ryan Harris

India vs Australia, 3rd Test at Melbourne: Joe Burns named in 13-man squad replacing injured Mitchell Marsh

Jason Holder congratulated by Darren Sammy on earning West Indies ODI captaincy

Batsman given hit wicket after mobile phone falls on stumps

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Highlights

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, 2nd Test at Brisbane: Marks out of 10 for the hosts

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

653 Posts | 10 Fans

India vs Australia: Murali Vijay's 144, Video highlights

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here