Spreading the cheer
In an IPL related legal case, the relevance of cheer girls was brought up. Though opinions remain divided, it's a certainty that a little cheer never really harmed a sport. A look at the cheer teams of the different sides of this league.
In an IPL related legal case, the relevance of cheer girls was brought up. Though opinions remain divided, it's a certainty that a little cheer never really harmed a sport. A look at the cheer teams of the different sides of this league. (Images: Agencies)
They are charged to take their team to the podium. Though it was their on-field team led by skipper Adam Gilchrist that claimed the title in 2009, the cheer girls of the Deccan Chargers have contributed to the success in a way as well.
When one grooves to the beats of a local drummer, it can send shock waves to the opposition camp. These Chennai Super Kings know they have a deadly ace up their cheering gear which helped MS Dhoni's men take the crown in 2010.
They bleed blue and wipe red. Red because that is what the opposition colour is once Sachin Tendulkar's men rampage across to victory. The Mumbai Indian cheer girls sure know how to get the party started even before the match officially ends.
Their team has had tough luck in the IPL tournaments so far. Therefore it becomes even more imperative for the Kings XI Punjab cheering squad to keep the momentum up and the fans streaming in for a revival in fortunes.
They represent a team that is owned by the ‘chaiya-chaiya' man himself. The girls of Kolkata Knight Riders can still teach a thing or two to King Khan himself about shaking a leg.
They call themselves the mischief girls. Now can one be wrong in expecting a cheeky move here and there from them, to take the Royal Challengers to ultimate glory despite getting close in previous editions.
They dare to cheer and do a mighty good job of it in front of jam packed stadiums. After all, when Virender Sehwag gets going, the music and the dancing never really stops in the Delhi Daredevils camp.
Their cheering has a royal touch, at least as far as their team name goes. The Rajasthan Royals won the inaugural edition of IPL and these girls got the loudest cheer,perhaps, at the grounds.