IPL 2017 opening ceremony highlights from Pune: Riteish Deshmukh and Shalmali kholgade set the stage on fire

IPL 2017 opening ceremony: The second match is in Pune between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has entered in its 10th season and cricket lovers are in all excitement. The first opening ceremony and the match held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday were quite enthralling. The first opening ceremony saw the performance of Bollywood actress Amy Jackson. Also, the between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore was quite captivating.

The second match is in Pune between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. The grand event will see Riteish Deshmukh performing live and the IPL 2017 opening ceremony will start at 6.30 pm in Pune before the match.

This time the makers of IPL have come up with an interesting idea where they are organising eight opening ceremonies for eight cities. In all the previous editions have witnessed stars like Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone performing at the grand event, this time it’s the younger lot who have taken over. Amy Jackson has already performed in Hyderabad, Parineeti Chopra, Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor and Disha Patani will also be seen performing at other locations.

7.05 pm: When the two captains entered the stadium

7.02 pm: It’s Banjo time. You can’t miss Riteish’s dhamaka performance on title track of Banjo
7 pm: Riteish Deshmukh looks dapper in black as he shakes a leg on Housefull 3 song Tang Utha ke Meanwhile hear the original:

6.57 pm: Here comes the star — Riteish Deshmukh
6.54 pm: Play Hard, Play Fair – Spirit of Cricket at IPL

6.53 pm Make way for Mumbai Indian’s captain Rohit Sharma
6.51 pm: Steve Smith is here at the stadium
6.49 pm: Samirrrr Kochhar is here at the stadium
6.45 pm: Watch: Grand opening video

6.44 pm: Shalmali sings and dances to Baby ko base pasand hai
6.43 pm: Balam Pichkari is here too.. Go Shalmali go
6.42 pm: Mujhe to teri lat lag gayi Shalmali is rocking the stage
6.41 pm: Shalmali kholgade performs for the audience after all it’s Rising Pune Supergiant vs Mumbai Indians
6.35 pm: Yesterday it was Baar Baar from Lagaan and today it started with Jai Bhavani Jai Shivaji
6.34 pm: Short but grand opening ceremony starts. Yipieee
6.31 pm: We are hoping an entertaining performance from Riteish Deshmukh. Amy Jackson’s was quite disappointing. Check how Twitter reacted:

6.30 pm: Rising Pune Supergiant, here’s for you too

6.28 pm: Mumbai Indian fans, check this out

6.24 pm: Welcome Harsha Bhogle people
6.22 pm: Mumbai Indians, have a lot of fans

6.19 pm:: And cheer leaders welcome Sunil Gavaskar 🙂
6.17 pm: Our host Gaurav Kapur is here
6.12 pm: And it begins
6.08 pm: Mahi, you have a message

6.04 pm: Fans are going bonkers:

6.03pm: Here’s a message:

6.02 pm:On Wednesday, the IPL iconic cricketers were felicitated ahead of the opening game

6 pm: Let’s see yesterday’s performance before opening ceremony starts. Amy Jackson’s sizzling performance