Presence of Bollywood beauty and Kings XI owner Preity Zinta, billiards champion Pankaj Advani and other celebrities in the pavilion and corporate boxes were star attractions in the flood-lit stadium on a breezy night.
Drum-beating, sounding of bugle, waving of RCB flags and stunning dances by cheer girls for every six and a four hit by Gayle and Kohli or when their wickets fell in the slog overs was relished by about 25,000 fans across the stands.
RCB fans turn up despite rain threat
Undeterred by a cloudy sky and threat of rain, thousands thronged the Chinnaswamy stadium yesterday to root for home team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL-V) T20 here.
With the previous league match between the home team and two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) washed out April 25, fans have been praying for a rain-free contest to make up for the loss last week.