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IPL 2017 Opening Ceremony from Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 5, 2017, 7:33 PM IST
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Kala Chashma is the next in her playlist. She is dancing with a Kala Chashma (Black Goggles) on. Electric atmosphere all round the Hyderabad stadium.

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Dressed in golden outfit, Amy Jackson shows her moves on the dancing tracks of Ladki Beautful and Lets Nacho.

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The popular track - Tamma Tamma - is the next one. Amy shows her moves on this dancing track.

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Amy Jackson starts her performance on a beautiful song - Sara Zamana Haseeno Ka Diwana

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Amy Jackson makes a superb entry on the tune of Orange Army, as reported by CricketNext.

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RCB captain Virat Kohli presents SRH skipper David Warner a token which symbolises the true spirit of cricket.

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RCB captain Virat Kohli presents SRH skipper David Warner a token which symbolises the true spirit of cricket.

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Warner gets out of the golf card holding the coveted trophy and a big smile on his face.

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The king of Orange army makes his entry is style - David Warner, captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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Virat Kohli - Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Here come the captains amidst drums and beats

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IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla felicitates India batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar.

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Acting BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary felicitates Virender Sehwag.

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CK Khanna, acting president of BCCI, felicitates Sourav Ganguly.

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Head of COA Vinod Rai felicitates VVS Laxman.

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"Good cricket should be played in right spirit. That's why people come in huge number to enjoy this game," Tendulkar says.

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"Cricket has gone to those countries who doesn't follow cricket. It is all because of IPL," master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says.

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"I never changed my mind while cricket. I hit the ball whether it is Test, ODI or T20I cricket. I believe in aggressive style of playing cricket," Virender Sehwag says.

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"I never changed my mind while cricket. I hit the ball whether it is Test, ODI or T20I cricket. I believe in aggressive style of playing cricket," Virender Sehwag says.

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Sourav Ganguly recalls the reaction from the fans during the football world cup. He is expecting the same atmosphere this season too. 
 

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IPL 2017 Opening Ceremony from Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad

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The Indian Premier League is as much about the cricketing action on the field as it is a carnival for the fans. The euphoria that lasts for close to one and-a-half month starts with the gala opening ceremony at the venue of the opening game. But the 10th edition of the IPL shall see 8 separate opening ceremonies at the home grounds of the 8 franchises.

Here's the full list:

Sunrisers Hyderabad – April 5
Rising Pune Supergiants – April 6
Gujarat Lions – April 7
Kings XI Punjab – April 8
Royal Challengers Bangalore – April 8
Mumbai Indians – April 9
Kolkata Knight Riders – April 13
Delhi Daredevils – April 15

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
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