The IPL is a colourful affair, it always had been. We Indians anyway have the habit of dialling the colours to 11 everything something remotely resembling a festival comes by. And while all that is really nice to look at, commentators wearing colourful kurtas during the IPL 2021 final in the UAE seems to have piqued Twitter's interest.
That's right. We have a bit of a 'Justin Trudeau wearing sherwani while eating golgappe on the street' situation here.
Naturally, things got a lot funnier once Twitter got involved.
Me and my cousins ready to dance in bharaat. pic.twitter.com/NbWpaxf4PH— Vansh (@vanshtaneja22) October 15, 2021
Traditional day at TCS pic.twitter.com/hcdKKYRNzn— Sir Yuzvendra (parody) (@SirYuzvendra) October 15, 2021
Story of every IPL.— AnuP 🇮🇳📽 (@anupsjaiswal) October 15, 2021
Ends on real poor show of costume styling of otherwise charming TV presenters.
That pink kurta on Harsha Bhogle tonight, way below average. And that dupatta, uffff noooooo.
🤦🏻♂️👎🏻😕#CSKvsKKR #KKRvsCSK #IPLFinal #IPL2021Final #CSK #KKR #VIVOIPL #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/oWtstpAsuP
Why same Kurta styles every IPL final? pic.twitter.com/Ytfbz4Q7l6— The Goan Patiala 🏏. 🥃 (@TheGoanPatiala) October 15, 2021
As someone who wears a kurta pyjama, proudly and perennially, I’m still in agreement with you on the #cricket bit. But we could quibble about whether @IPL #IPL2021 events qualify, given awkward colors, teams wear on the grounds? @TheDeshBhakt @bainjal @PRAVESHPARAS https://t.co/Q9Rj0PDr21— dilip cherian (@DILIPtheCHERIAN) October 16, 2021
Honestly, the IPL is a festival here. Sure, it's cricket but it's so much more than that. It's also Bollywood and music and stars. It's a celebration and nobody should be wearing boring clothes at a celebration.