Indians just can’t get enough of cricket! The sport brings out the patriotism of the people, and some have made it a tradition to get together with their families to witness cricket events at home or the venue.
This cricket craze in India is also enjoyed by celebrities, who are often found among the crowd in the stadiums, wearing the jerseys of the teams they support, which in most cases, has some resemblance to their hometowns. Some celebrities even go as far as sponsoring their favourite teams or buying for ownership.
Let’s have a look at the teams and some of their celebrity supporters:
Based in Hyderabad and representing the same, this club has a lot of Tollywood celebrity supporters such as Rana Daggubati, Yami Gautam, Allu Shirish, and tennis star Sania Mirza.
Given the fact that a lot of the celebrities are from Mumbai, this club that represents the same, allegedly has the most number of celebrity supporters, which include the Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar, Nita Ambani (owner), Sonakshi Sinha, the Bachchan family, Anu Malik, Sahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Ameesha Patel, and Kareena Kapoor.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
As the first team to reach 1 million subscribers on YouTube and the team to have one of the highest fan following or supporters, this club features celebrity supporters like Anushka Sharma ( for obvious reasons), Katrina Kaif, and Rashimika Mandanna, Deepika Padukone.
As winners of the inaugural edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royal, although they don’t have many celebrity supporters, get all the celebrity support they need from the actress Shilpa Shetty, who also bought a stake in the club.
Chennai Super Kings:
The late Sushant Singh Rajput was a huge supporter of the Chennai-based team. CSK won the 2021 edition of the IPL. Following the victory, several celebrities like Dhanush, Venkat Prabhu, and Suriya showed their support on Twitter.
The team, originally Delhi Daredevils, recently changed to Delhi Capitals in 2018. Celebrities like Nargis Fakhri, Akshay Kumar, and Ranbir Kapoor are often seen cheering the club.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Owned by renowned Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, this team much like the Mumbai Indians has a lot of celebrity supporters. They include Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Suzane Khan, Juhi Chawla, and Riteish Deshmukh.
Another club that is partly owned by another renowned celebrity, Preity Zinta, Punjab Kings features many Bollywood celebrity supporters and others like sunny leone and supposedly, Salman khan.