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Mumbai: The opening ceremony of IPL 2016 saw a star-spangled evening with Bollywood’s big names like Ranveer Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bravo setting the stage on fire.
 
As expected Bravo rocked the stage with his Champion! Champion! Moreover, the audience went crazy when Ranveer Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez joined Bravo on the Champion! Champion! dance. 
 
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli comments on the blockbuster opening ceremony of IPL 9
 
9:42 pm: American electronic music group Major Lazer burst the stage with their performance.
 
9:38 pm: Singer Shweta Pandit on stage with Ranveer Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bravo performing on grooving number ‘Lean On’
 
9:36 pm: Ranveer Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bravo all performing on Champion! Champion! 
 
9:31 pm: Amidst the crazy audience, Actor Ranveer Singh calls Yo Yo Honey Singh, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bravo on stage. 
 
9:12 pm: Dressed in black outfit with cricket batting pads, Actor Ranveer Singh perform on ‘Tattad Tattad’, ‘Tune mari entry aur dil me baji ghanti’ and his other rocking, energetic numbers.
 

   

9:10 pm: Samir Kochhar interacting with Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity zinta and other players. 
 
9:00 pm: Yo Yo Honey Singh rocking the stage with his intoxicating performance “Chaar Botal Vodka”. 
 
 
8:50 pm: Yo Yo Honey Singh comes for his performance on a ‘military tank’; dancing on a hit punjabi number.  
 
8:42 pm: With the audience clapping along, Bravo performs his foot tapping ‘Champion! Champion’! Dressed in white and black, Dwayne is joined by other performers on the stage. Watch his performance here: 
 
8:25 pm: Amid cheers, Katrina comes for her performance. The actress performed on her best numbers like Dhoom, Afghan Zalebi and Bang Bang! 
 
8:12 pm: Rajeev Shukla addresses at the IPL season 9 opening ceremony
 
8:03 pm: Captains of all frachisees comes for MCC Spirit of Cricket Pledge.
 
7:53 pm: Bravo talks about his upcoming perforamcne. Looking excited!
 
7:35 pm: Jacqueline Fernandez with her ‘oomph’ performance sets the stage ablaze
 
 
Ahead of the IPL season 9 opening ceremony; here’s what Preity zinta tweeted:

IPL season 9 captains pose for  a group photo:

 
The grand opening of IPL Season 9 will see a host of Bollywood stars perform along with Chris Brown and musical group Major Lazer. Yo Yo Honey Singh, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh are set to rock the night of April 8.
 
Adding to this big gala event are performances by stars like Jacqueline Fernandez and Dwayne Bravo. The West Indies lively all-rounder’s smash-hit rap ‘Champion dance’ is sure to be a hit with the crowd. Around 200 dancers and several folk artists are all set to light the stage on fire.
 
IPL, since its launch, has been the most popular cricket league ever and has witnessed maximum crowd and fan engagement. Where else would one get a chance to see the world’s best stroke masters, big hitters, ‘cheetah’ fielders and great bowlers? 

First Published | 9 April 2016 12:12 PM
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