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Amid the pandemic, IPL brings cheers for cricket fans and celebs are no exception.

Amid the pandemic, IPL brings cheers for cricket fans and celebs are no exception.

Obsessed with cricket

Somy Ali

I was obsessed with cricket as a kid growing up in Pakistan and I recall all the women in our family drooling over Imran Khan and Kapil Dev. The toughest matches to watch were against India since I had family in both the countries. Cricket still remains my favourite sport and I will be watching IPL matches for sure.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back and matches between the eight teams are set to start from today. With surge in Covid-19 cases and lockdown imposed again, fans will miss catching up the live action in stadium, just like last season. Celebs talk to us about their love for cricket and share their favourite memories of the sport. Read on:

Food & friends

Munisha Khatwani

I love cricket. I remember shooting Teen Deviyan back in 2011 when India won the World Cup in Delhi. The entire unit literally was on a standstill, watching the game on the big screen. I love cricket and IPL, and I think it’s going to be the best entertainment especially during this pandemic that has restricted ourmovement. I have wonderful memories of watching IPL matches live in Mumbai. Watching the game on the field with friends with good food is an amazing experience that I miss.

Plans for re-bonding

Prateik Chaudhary

I have been into sports and other extra-curricular activities since I was in school. And cricket has been one of my favourite sports. I never used to miss watching cricket tournaments. But to be very honest, I have not been able to follow cricket or IPL given my work schedule. However, I plan to catch up on it soon.

It’s a festival Prashant Bajaj

I am a cricket fanatic. I even do events for cricket. I play with my friends almost every week. Yes, I never used to miss any cricket match, especially IPL and my favourite team is Mumbai Indians. IPL is like a festival to me and I am sure there are many people who are waiting desperately for IPL. But today’s reality is that we are in the middle of a

pandemic and the best way to enjoy matches this year is to

watch them at home.

cricket fever

Avinash Mukherjee

I think cricket fever will never go down. Moreover, we are excelling and have got some fantastic players. The Indian cricket team at the moment is strong and holds a good position in the world ranking. As far as IPL is concerned, I am supporting Mumbai Indians and will watch as many matches as I can. I hope they win this year.

Enjoy at home

Priyamvada Kant

My first memory of cricket was watching the World Cup during my board exams. I just watched the game for the players. Watching IPL live with friends is fun, but this time again, Covid has played the spoilsport. So, better we should stay indoors and enjoy the matches on TV.

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