IPL fever grips the country! Here’s what TV actors have to say
Vijayendra Kumeria– I am excited as it has been a long time that we haven’t enjoyed cricket. IPL matches are always very entertaining. It’s always a difficult choice to have one favourite team as all your favourite players are scattered but this time I have a clear choice and it’s Chennai super kings for Dhoni and for obvious reasons. I don’t flip channels even in breaks and that’s the only ritual I follow as I feel whenever I due that the game just changes you can call it superstition.
Mou Das– Is IPL really the “much-awaited” anymore? I have never had the luxury to follow the tournament as such. I would watch one-off matches with family and friends if I am out in the evening for dinners or parties. The location isn’t much of an interest to me but I guess the fun of any match is the large crowds and cheering. However, because of the pandemic, we cannot enjoy that. Since I am from Ranchi and I am like MSD I will follow him and his team Chennai Super Kings.
Savi Thakur– I am not a regular IPL enthusiast but I really enjoy watching MS Dhoni play. So, everytime he comes to play, I try to squeeze in some time to watch a match. Having said that, I do thoroughly enjoy the spirit the game brings in everyone. So, I don’t mind watching the matches with my friends if there is a get together
Subuhii Joshii– I always enjoyed watching IPL with my friends. We used to go out to Lounges to enjoy the matches. But because of this pandemic that isn’t gonna happen this year. I also used to go to the stadium at least for 1 match but that too isn’t possible this time since the matches are in UAE. So, I will enjoy the match at home only this time with my 1 or 2 close friends, while maintaining social distancing.
I’ve always been a huge supporter of Mumbai Indians and this time too I’ll be supporting them. When it comes to matches, I’m very superstitious, I wear my lucky colour on the day of my favourite team’s match, and I do not touch the remote or change the channel before their inning. Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma would be my fav IPL players.
Saanand Verma– Recently, I bought 65 inch television and it’s worth rupees five lakh. It is Oled television and I bought it just to watch IPL and in IPL I want to see Mahendra Singh Dhoni to play. I am a very big fan of Dhoni and I heard about his retirement that he will only play IPL than I thought ipl is the only way where we can watch legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni to play cricket.
Due to the pandemic we can’t go to the stadium, so I bought a big tv to feel like I am watching a match at the stadium. Buying such an expensive TV is a very big investment for people like me who are not that financially well and due to corona many people’s income has got affected. I am extremely excited for ipl 2020.
Urvashi Upadhyay Sharle– This year IPL 2020 will be a very unique experience for cricket lovers but for me if I saw cricket in my life is that is only in Ms Dhoni movie and in web series inside edge for me I watched cricket only this much. I am not a great fan of cricket and cricket lovers will enjoy cricket virtually as now everything has become virtual.
Rohit Chaudhary– Finally our dream is coming true that IPL is happening. Now Indians will get some entertainment. Cricket is genuinely loved by all the Indians and I am super excited for it. Every year I go to the stadium to watch cricket because watching in the stadium has a different aura altogether.
Having said that, if due to this Covid if we are getting to IPL through television, then also it is very exciting. I will miss watching cricket in the stadium. I support Mumbai Indian always but if I talk about my favourite cricketer than non-other than super energetic Virat Kohli. He always gives his 1000 percent.
He lives in cricket, he is an all-rounder. As the matches are happening without an audience but we have heard that in the last 2 or 3 matches the audience will get permission to see so if this happens then I will fly to Dubai to watch cricket.
Rahul Sharma– This is a good thing that after a 5 to 6 months delay we will be watching some good entertaining things and some real action live on our television set because we are watching Amazon Netflix and lot of other stuff from the last six seven months. It will be a pleasure to see our favourite players and team play. Though we won’t be able to watch it in a stadium and it’s a bummer.
My favourite team is Mumbai and Chennai both Chennai because of Dhoni and his strategies and captaincy. He is so happening in the field that from his eyes he speaks a lot. Now he is retired so I will be focussed on Dhoni. It is always a pleasure to watch him on screen and from Mumbai Indians I like Rohit Sharma. This season will be entertaining. I feel so.
Khsubhoo Kamal– I love watching the World Cup the most. I love watching cricket, especially a game between Pakistan vs India and I loudly cheer for India. When in 2011 we won the World Cup because of Dhoni after I came on the street and was screaming and saying to everyone congratulations but now I like Virat Kohli he is a very hardworking and young talented guy. He is doing so good after Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar and he is the one in whom we can trust blindly.
I don’t enjoy much IPL because I feel that ipl is already fixed and it is more business kind of thing. This year also I am not going to watch ipl if somehow an interesting thing happens, then I just check the overs. I won’t watch ipl, I will focus on all the interesting news.
Sharad Malhotra: I love the spirit of IPL and the craziness that it comes with! I watch cricket and I really enjoy the game. In India entertainment and cricket are best entertainers. I will be following the match as much as my schedule allows! My favourite team is Mumbai Indians but this time it’s going to be about MS Dhoni. I have loved watching him play and seeing him spin the magic once again is going to be super amazing!
Jasmin Bhasin– I love cricket! I can watch cricket all day long but unfortunately my shoot schedule doesn’t allow it. Ofcourse, I will be watching IPL this season. Even though it is not happening in India and we will miss the madness of the crowds in a stadium, I think it is important to show the support in the spirit of the game!
I am supporting Mumbai Indians and will cheer for them! Ofcourse I wish this pandemic gets over by the time, the next season happens because nothing beats the excitement having our very own IPL in India and not another country.
Kettan Singh– I enjoy watching cricket. I keep myself updated with it as much as I can but on days when I can’t watch, I am happy with the highlights. This year IPL will not be in India and that is something I feel bad about. However, keeping everyone healthy and safe is a priority and crowds should be avoided at all cost.
I love seeing MS Dhoni play, so I will be rooting for him this time. Not supporting any team in particular but will cheer for Mahi as much as I can. I hope I can find time to watch all the matches!