The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League kick-started with an absolutely electric opening ceremony. Arijit Singh, Rashmika Mandhana, and Tammanah Bhatia lit up the Narendra Modi Stadium with their breathtaking performances. However, the spotlight was once again stolen by MS Dhoni. Watch IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony: MS Dhoni’s glimpse during Arijit Singh’s concert.
Defending champions Gujarat Titans take on Chennai Super Kings in the season opener
The first game of the IPL 2023 is being played between Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans and MS Dhoni-led CSK team. Both teams are equally balanced and we can expect an absolute cracker of a game on the opening day.
Arijit Singh lit up the IPL 2023 opening ceremony with his brand-new tracks
A gala opening ceremony consisting of Bollywood celebrities set the stage on fire. One of the most talented music artists in the Hindi film industry Arijit Singh started off the show with his incredible performance.
Arijit sang his brand-new tracks ‘Jhoome Jo Pathaan’, ‘Kesariya’, ‘Tere Pyar Me’, and ‘Pyar Hota Kai Baar hai’ in the dazzling opening ceremony.
The Indian singing sensation was wearing a unique attire while performing in the opening ceremony. Arijit was wearing a white cloth on his head with a flashy jacket.
IPL 2023 Opening Ceremony: MS Dhoni’s glimpse during Arijit Singh’s concert
While Arijit was singing the song ‘Deva Deva’ from the Brahmastra movie and the former India captain was seen vibing while sitting in the dugout. The moment the camera turned on to Dhoni the crowd gave a loud roar.
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Arijit Singh touched MS Dhoni's feet during IPL 2023 opening ceremony. pic.twitter.com/8DeX3mRb9N
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It is a known fact that MS gets huge fan support regardless of where he plays home or away. Chennai Super Kings fans outnumbered Gujarat fans although the match was played in Gujarat Titans’ home ground Narendra Modi Stadium.
The singer even paid respect to the Indian legend by touching his feet on stage.
GT beat CSK by 5 wickets in the first match of IPL 2023
The defending champions bossed the field once again. CSK has now lost 3 games in a row against Gujarat Titans since their introduction in the last season.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s blazing 92 runs went in vain as GT chased down the target 4 balls spare. Shubhman Gill’s solid knock of 63 runs at the top gave a platform to Vijay Shankar and Rahul Tewatia to wrap up the game.
Rashid Khan produces another world-class spell of 2/26 combined with an excellent cameo of 10* for 3 balls in the crunch situation.