There has been a glamour quotient attached to IPL that provides wholesome entertainment to various age groups.
Over the years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a successful tournament and is followed by millions of fans across the world. Along with the game, there has been a glamour quotient attached to the league and provides wholesome entertainment to various age groups.
The photographers have also played a key role in engaging the cricket fans on their TV sets since the inception of the cash-rich T20 league. It can be related to the commentators cracking a joke, the crowd’s interesting banners, capturing the reactions of celebrities enjoying the match, and also providing a glimpse of the female cricket fans cheering for their favorite teams. Many of the clips have gone viral due to the cameramen taking an active interest in the off-field activities as well.
Here are 10 instances when an IPL cameraman stole the limelight:
1. Nita Ambani’s mother praying for MI’s win in IPL 2017
The owners of Mumbai Indians (MI), the Ambani family have been avid supporters of the team since 2008. The wife and sons of Mukesh Ambani have been active in cheering for the team in the stands and have also been involved in the auction process.
Quite interestingly, the IPL 2017 final between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant witnessed an old-aged woman praying for the team to win surrounded by the blue jerseys in the stands. After MI clinched the nail-biting thriller by one run, she was termed as ‘Prayer aunty’ by the cricket fans.
Eventually, it was revealed that the elderly woman praying for MI’s team is none other than Nita Ambani’s mother Purnimaben Dalal. She went viral in no time and was certainly the lucky charm for the third title win of the franchise.