A glitzy mix of Bollywood razzmatazz and high-octane performances, including that of West Indian cricketer Dwayne Bravo’s smash-hit rap ‘Champion dance’, marked a glittering opening ceremony which set the ball rolling for the ninth edition of the IPL in Mumbai on Friday.
That's what the BCCI would like us to believe.
But social media had a very different; a very real take of the opening ceremony. Here are 10 tweets that best described the madness.
It was so bad that...
BCCI should thank Taher Shah for not releasing his song during the IPL opening ceremony!— Abdul Ahad Jawaid (@abdulahadjawaid) April 8, 2016
In fact, all people kept talking about were Katrina's abs...
Then again, given how much it looked like a Bollywood awards night
At the end of this IPL opening ceremony, Rekha ji will come on stage & will give best actress award...Vo nhi to kuch nhi #iplopeningceremony— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) April 8, 2016
But mostly it was s***
One word reaction to IPL opening ceremony: why— Kabir (@The_Sleigher) April 8, 2016
Two word reaction to IPL opening ceremony: seriously why
And it got trolled... deservedly
Opening ceremony of IPL is actually the closing ceremony of other entertainment programs on TV for 2 months— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) April 8, 2016
Dear @BCCI , Please arrange a 5-5 overs friendly match in next IPL Opening Ceremony instead of paying to actors for this shit performance.— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) April 8, 2016
People who are disappointed with the #iplopeningceremony ,tell me which ipl opening ceremony was entertaining?— Amit.A (@Amit_smiling) April 8, 2016
And what better way to sum up the opening ceremony...
Ambati Rayudu Enjoying #IPLOpeningCeremony. This Sums Up The Event.
#VIVOIPL #IPL #IPL2016 pic.twitter.com/lckv4zs3Y2— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 8, 2016