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IPL 2021: As UAE Leg Approaches, MS Dhoni Says 'Asli Picture Abhi Baki Hai'

IPL 2021 will restart on September 19.

IPL 2021 will restart on September 19.

The broadcasters too are leaving no stone unturned to build the interest of the fans for the IPL.

The remainder of IPL 2021 is slated to start on September 19 and the teams have started reaching the destination for the tournament. Not only that, the broadcasters too are leaving no stone unturned to build interest of the fans for the IPL. In a new commercial, MS Dhoni is seen in gold-dyed hair.

The broadcasters captioned the tweet: “#VIVOIPL 2021 is BACK and ready to hit your screens once again! Time to find out how this blockbuster season concludes, ‘coz #AsliPictureAbhiBaakiHai!”

Checkout the video here:

On the other hand, the women’s players are still waiting for the IPL to start officially for them. Star India opener Smriti Mandhana firmly believes that cricket in the country has enough depth for the introduction of a six-team women’s IPL, which can further help in improving the bench strength for the national side.

The 25-year-old stylish batter said the quality of domestic players has improved in the men’s game since the advent of the Twenty20 league and the same could be the case for women’s cricket.

“There are same number of states for men and women. So, when they started men’s IPL, there were same number of states. But the quality went higher and higher as the years passed by,” Madhana said on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel.

“What IPL is today, it wasn’t the same 10 or 11 years back. I think it’s the same for women’s cricket. We have same amount of girls playing cricket.

“For now, I think we will have good five or six teams to start with and probably grow to eight teams in one or two years. But till the time we don’t start, we don’t know,” she added.

Sanjog Gupta, Head – Sports, Star and Disney India said, “There is a great deal of anticipation for the resumption of VIVO IPL 2021. Teams and players typically up the ante on the field, play top Cricket and are at their competitive best in the final weeks of VIVO IPL, which means fans can look forward to higher intensity, impossible heroics and nail-biting finishes in the month-long spectacle.

“And this is the proposition of our campaign – #AsliPictureAbhiBaakiHai. That, like a blockbuster, there are many twists and turns, highs and lows, thrills and spills in store. So, whether you watched the first ‘half’ or not, the second half from September 19 is unmissable. Star & Disney India is also committed to continue delivering the most engaging and immersive broadcast of the tournament across TV & digital platforms. Multiple regional feeds, world class presentation, enhanced viewing experiences and technology innovations will delight millions of viewers,” he added.

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first published:August 20, 2021, 17:59 IST