Wednesday, April 4, 2012

IPL 5 Opening Ceremony Pictures

 April 3rd was a big day for the city of Chennai as the IPL 5 got off to a great start with a star-studded opening ceremony.
Here are some of the pictures from the opening ceremony of IPL season 5 which was held at the YMCA stadium in Chennai. The star lists included - US Pop Diva Katy Perry, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Prabhu Deva, Kareena Kapoor.

The evening began with Amitabh Bachchan’s rendition of a poem ‘If I were to be born again’, written by renowned lyricist Prasoon Joshi, with the creative dance performance choreographed by Shiamak Davar at the background.

Amitabh Bachchan reciting a poem at the IPL season 5 opening ceremony

Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor danced to some of their popular numbers and impressed the audiences.

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra performing at the opening ceremony of IPL season 5 in Chennai 

Bollywood sexy actress Kareena Kapoor grooving at the IPL season 5 opening ceremony

Then came the Bollywood star Salman Khan who gave a wonderful performance to wow everyone.

Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan performing at the opening ceremony of IPL season 5

The oath taking ceremony was held with all the skippers of the nine teams signing the MCC Spirit of Cricket Pledge.

Captains of the 9 IPL teams taking the MCC Spirit of Cricket pledge at the IPL season 5 opening nite event held in Chennai on April 3rd night

Priyanka Chopra quizzing Dhoni and Ashwin of Chennai Super Kings

US pop diva Katy Pery, a greatinternational pop sensation, dazzled with a power packed performance on her super-hits like ‘Fireworks’ and ‘California Girls’.

International Pop Sensation Katy Perry of US performing at the IPL season 5 opening ceremony in Chennai

All pics courtesy: BCCI and AP Photos

The stunning night ended with a sparkling and glittering fireworks in the sky to signal the start of the season 5 of IPL.

The IPL 2012 season 5 will feature 76 games across 12 venues in India starting April 4. Lets hope we get to see some wonderful matches in the next one month.. hope the audience wouldn't be bored (76 games!!!) by the end of the IPL like last year... :) 

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