Bollywood actor Reteish Deshmukh and singer Shalmali Kholgade put up a blistering performance on Thursday in the second leg of the IPL 10 opening ceremony at Pune stadium ahead of the Rising Pune Supergiants's match against the mighty Mumbai Indians. The show also witnessed some colourful performance by Marathi folk artists.
Every city hosting the tournament this year - Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Pune and Rajkot - will host their own ceremony to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the competition.
Here are the highlights:
Local Derby day.The biggest talking point of the match for me is @msdhoni.How is the Big Man going to handle all that's happened around him— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) April 6, 2017
Now, actor Riteish Deshmukh joins the show
Both skippers are posing for a photo with the coveted IPL 10 trophy
RPS captain Steve Smith and MI skipper Rohit Sharma arrive at the ground amid a folk dance performance
Singer Shalmali Kholgade lights up the stage with her performance
Marathi folk dancers swarm Pune stadium
Opening ceremony for the second IPL match RPS vs MI begins with a Marathi folk dace performance