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Glamour, glitz galore at IPL opening

(Agencies) / 3 April 2013

KOLKATA Clad in a tightly-fitting biker suit and branded glares, Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan kept around 50,000 spectators enthralled with a dance performance to his peppy hits at the glitzy and glamourous inaugural ceremony of the sixth edition of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) here on Tuesday.

SRK, as the megastar is affectionately called, made a grand entry to a Don track with an American chopper for company promising a ‘great time’ and a ‘party’ as laser beams cut through the arena lit in fluorescent and blue.

He jived to Tumse Milke with Main Hoon Na booming through the number that saw him doing the signature Qawwali steps.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone performs during the IPL opening ceremony at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Thanking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and everyone associated with IPL, Khan broke out to a medley of Koi Mil Gaya and Ladki Badi Anjaani Hai surrounded by a clutch of children in colourful gowns who lovingly kissed the superstar leaving bright pink lipstick marks.

Continuing the ‘party’, Khan grooved to Pitbull’s popular party anthem Hotel Room that merged into rhythmic Afro beats of Chammak Challo. Giving the mixed audience a dose of nostalgia SRK hit off to Yeh Kaali Kaali aankhen and rounding it up with Criminal as he meandered onto the ground.

Leading Bollywood ladies Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone took to the stage prior to King Khan. Flaunting off her toned physique in a shimmery black halter and leather pants with knee-length boots, Padukone broke onto the stage through a pictorial representation of her face.

Shaking a leg to hits like Sajday Mein and Angrezi beat she enlivened the atmosphere by stepping up to a medley of Yo Yo Honey Singh and Tumhi Ho from the hit movie Cocktail. Upping the glam quotient in a golden cape and headgear reminiscent of an Egyptian pharaoh, Katrina Kaif in her maiden performance in the city arrived grandly onto the ground, seated on an elevated moving platform.

Schedule 

 

April

Wed 03             6:30 pm           Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils         

Thu 04 6:30 pm Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

Fri 05   6:30 pm Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Pune Warriors India

Sat  06              2:30 pm           Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals    

6:30 pm            Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians          

Sun 07 2:30 pm Pune Warriors India vs Kings XI Punjab

6:30 pm            Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore   

Mon 08             6:30 pm           Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders        

Tue 09 2:30 pm Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad   

6:30 pm            Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils     

Wed 10             6:30 pm           Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings           

Thu 11 2:30 pm Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

6:30 pm            Pune Warriors India vs Rajasthan Royals          

Fri 12   6:30 pm Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad         

Sat 13 2:30 pm Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors India 

6:30 pm            Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore   

Sun 14 2:30 pm Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 

6:30 pm            Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab   

Mon 15             6:30 pm           Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors India      

Tue 16 2:30 pm Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders         

6:30 pm            Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils          

Wed 17             2:30 pm           Pune Warriors India vs Sunrisers Hyderabad      

6:30 pm            Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians    

Thu 18 6:30 pm Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings         

Fri 19   6:30 pm Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab          

Sat 20 2:30 pm Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings 

6:30 pm            Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals        

Sun 21 2:30 pm Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians     

6:30 pm            Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors India

Mon 22             6:30 pm           Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals         

Tue 23 2:30 pm Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors India     

6:30 pm            Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab     

Wed 24             6:30 pm           Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians          

Thu 25 6:30 pm Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad   

Fri 26   6:30 pm Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab         

Sat 27 2:30 pm Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad        

6:30 pm            Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore           

Sun 28 2:30 pm Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders 

6:30 pm            Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors India

Mon 29             2:30 pm           Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore         

6:30 pm            Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab      

Tue 30 6:30 pm Pune Warriors India vs Chennai Super Kings     

 

MAY

Wed 01             2:30 pm           Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians

6:30 pm            Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders        

Thu 02 2:30 pm Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab          

6:30 pm            Pune Warriors India vs Royal Challengers Bangalore     

Fri 03   6:30 pm Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals       

Sat 04 6:30 pm Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils         

Sun 05 2:30 pm Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings          

6:30 pm            Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors India          

Mon 06             6:30 pm           Kings XI Punjab vs Roual Challengers Bangalore           

Tue 07 2:30 pm Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils   

6:30 pm            Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders         

Wed 08             6:30 pm           Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings    

Thu 09 2:30 pm Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals   

6:30 pm            Pune Warriors India vs Kolkata Knight Riders    

Fri 10   6:30 pm Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore          

Sat 11  2:30 pm Pune Warriors India vs Mumbai Indians 

6:30 pm            Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad          

Sun 12 2:30 pm Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

6:30 pm            Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings        

Mon 13             6:30 pm           Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Tue 14 2:30 pm Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab          

6:30 pm            Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils         

Wed 15             2:30 pm           Kolkata Knight Riders vs Pune Warriors India     

6:30 pm            Mumbai Indians vs Rajastan Royals     

Thu 16 6:30 pm Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils     

Fri 17   6:30 pm Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals        

Sat 18 2:30 pm Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians      

6:30 pm            Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings   

Sun 19 2:30 pm Pune Warriors India vs Delhi Daredevils

6:30 pm            Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders 

Tue 21 6:30 pm QUALIFIER 1   Chennai

Wed 22             6:30 pm           ELIMINATOR     Chennai

Fri 24   6:30 pm QUALIFIER 2   Kolkata

 

TEAMS

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

  • New recruits: Akila Dananjaya, Ben Laughlin, Chris Morris, Dirk Nannes, Jason Holder.          
  • Players to watch out for: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Morne Morkel, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay.
  • Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Srikkanth Aniruddha, Baba Aparajith, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramanian Badrianth, Dwayne Bravo, Akila Dananjaya, Faf du Plessis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Jason Holder, Michael Hussey, Imtiaz Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, R.Karthikeyan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ben Laughlin, Ronit More, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Dirk Nannes, Suresh Raina, Ankit Rajpoot, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Mohit Sharma, Murali Vijay.

 

DELHI DAREDEVILS

  • New recruits: Johan Botha, Jesse Ryder, Jeevan Mendis.
  • Players to watch out for: Virender Sehwag, David Warner, Mahela Jayawardene, Unmukt Chand, Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav.
  • Squad: Ajit Agarkar, Andre Russell, Arisht Singhvi, Ashish Nehra, CM Gautam, David Warner, Gulam Bodi, Irfan Pathan, Jeevan Mendis, Jesse Ryder, Johan Botha, Kedar Jadhav, Kevin Pietersen, Mahela Jayawardene, Manpreet Juneja, Morne Morkel, Naman Ojha, Pawan Negi, Roelof Van Der Merwe, Royston Dias, Siddarth Kaul, Sujit Nayak, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Varun Aaron, Venugopal Rao, Virender Sehwag, Yogesh Nagar.

 

KINGS XI PUNJAB

  • New recruits: Luke Pomersbach, Manpreet Gony, Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra and Aniket Choudhary.
  • Players to watch out for: Adam Gilchrist, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh, Praveen Kumar.
  • Squad: Adam Gilchrist (Captain), Azhar Mahmood, David Hussey, David Miller, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Shaun Marsh, Luke Pomersbach, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Gurkeerat Singh, Harmeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Nitin Saini, Parwinder Awana, Paul Valthaty, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, R Sathish, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary.

 

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

  • New recruits: Sachithra Senanayake, Ryan McLaren.
  • Players to watch out for: Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum.
  • Squad: Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Brendon McCullum, James Pattinson, Marchant de Lange, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Sachithra Senanayake, Ryan McLaren, Gautam Gambhir , Manoj Tiwary, Shami Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Pradeep Sangwan , Rajat Bhatia, Sarabjit Ladda, Iqbal Abdulla, Debabrata Das, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manvinder Bisla, Laxmi Ratan Shukla.

 

MUMBAI INDIANS

  • New recruits: Ricky Ponting, Phillip Hughes, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jacob Oram.
  • Players to watch out for: Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Lasith Malinga, Rohit Sharma.
  • Squad: Ricky Ponting (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Pragyan Ojha, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Abu Nechim, Aditya Tare, Pawan Suyal, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe, Yuzvendra Chahal, Amitoze Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Jalaj Saxena, Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Aiden Blizzard, James Franklin, Dwayne Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Phillip Hughes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jacob Oram.

 

PUNE WARRIORS

  • New recruits: Abhishek Nayar, Ajantha Mendis and Kane Richardson.
  • Players to watch out for: Yuvraj Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Angelo Matthews and Ajantha Mendis
  • Squad: Abhishek Nayar, Ali Murtaza, Anustup Majumdar, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Mahesh Rawat, Manish Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Parveez Rasool, Rahul Sharma, Raiphi Gomez, Robin Uthappa, Shrikant Wagh, Tirumalasetti Suman, Udit Birla, Yuvraj Singh, Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kane Richardson, Luke Wright, Marlon Samuels, Michael Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ross Taylor, Steve Smith, Tamim Iqbal, Wayne Parnell.

 

RAJASTHAN ROYALS

  • New recruits: James Faulkner, Fidel Edwards, Kushal Perera, Harmeet Singh, Sachin Baby, Rahul Shukla and Sanju Samson.
  • Players to watch out for: Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Bradley Hodge.
  • Squad: Rahul Dravid, Shane Watson, Shaun Tait, Bradley Hodge, Brad Hogg, Kevon Cooper, Owais Shah, S. Sreesanth, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Menaria, Stuart Binny, Siddharth Trivedi, Ankeet Chavan, Dishant Yagnik, Shreevats Goswami, Ajith Chandila, Samuel Badree, Harmeet Singh, James Faulkner, Fidel Edwards, Kushal Perera, Sachin Baby, Sanju Samson, Rahul Shukla, Pravin Tambe.

 

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

  • New recruits: Christopher Barnwell, Ravi Rampaul, Moises Henriques, Dan Christian, Jaydev Unadkat and Rudra Pratap Singh.
  • Players to watch out for: Virat Kohli, Mayank Aggarwal, Moises Henriques and Dan Christian.
  • Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Saurabh Tiwary, Sunny Sohal, Abhinav Mukund, Chris Gayle, Christopher Barnwell, Karun Nair, Vijay Zol, Andrew McDonald, Daniel Vettori, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Christopher Barnwell, Arun Karthik, A.B. de Villiers, Sheldon Jackson, Harshal Patel, K.P. Appanna, Vinay Kumar, Syed Mohammed, P. Parameswaran, Abhimanyu Mithun, Zaheer Khan, Sreenath Aravind, Sandeep Warrier, Jaydev Unadkat, Pankaj Singh, R.P. Singh, Murali Karthik, Ravi Rampaul.

 

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

  • New recruits: Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Sudeep Tyagi, Nathan MCullum, Quinton de Kock, Clint McKay.
  • Players to watch out for: Kumar Sangakkara, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Shikhar Dhawan.
  • Squad: Kumar Sangakkara, Cameron White, Dale Steyn, Christopher Lynn, Darren Sammy, Thisara Perera, Akshath Reddy, Amit Mishra, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Biplab Samatray, Ravi Teja, Parthiv Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Veer Pratap Singh, Ishant Sharma, Sudeep Tyagi, Sachin Rana, Karn Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Nathan McCullum, Clint McKay, Quinton De Kock, T. Sargunam.

 

 

 
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