The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was launched today amidst much fanfare in a short but enthralling opening ceremony in Hyderabad. Fans were euphoric, as four Indian cricket legends, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman, were facilitated with golden bats for their invaluable contribution to the game of cricket and IPL. The crowd went crazy when the four cricket legends entered the stadium in a fancy car that had fireworks going and the song Jai Ho playing simultaneously on the sound system.
There was plenty of excitement created by other celebrities as well, which included Amy Jackson, Sharaddha Kapoor, and Parineeti Chopra. Amy looked gorgeous in her golden dress and she made the crowd go ecstatic as she danced to the tune of Bollywood chartbusters such as Tamma Tamma, Kisi ko mera hai pata, and Kala Chasma. After the opening ceremony, the audience is now eagerly awaiting some high adrenalin cricket action, as defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match, which begins at 8 PM.