Ganguly hopes that his team succeeds, but says he isn't looking at it as business.
While the glitzy Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony at the Salt lake stadium Tuesday might have amused the spectators, the media which was relegated to mere audience by the organisers, were a harried lot.
Though the eastern metropolis hosted a gala opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Tuesday evening, most Bengal industry captains skipped the Salt Lake Stadium.
Besides enthusiastic fans from the eastern metropolis, who made a beeline for the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony, people — mostly youths — from all over the country turned up at the decked-up Salt Lake stadium here Tuesday.
Waving gold and purple flags and banners, frenzied fans of defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders descended onto the Salt Lake stadium here, the inaugural venue of the sixth Indian Premier League, to witness a star-studded spectacle Tuesday.
Along with Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif, American rapper Pitbull would be treated to some authentic Bengali dishes after they perform at the IPL opening ceremony.
As the curtains go up on a mix of cricket and culture at the opening ceremony of the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday, fans of cricket and Bollywood lined up at the Salt Lake Stadium's gates since early morning Monday to claim their share of tickets of the inaugural event.