Clowns replace cheerleaders for Mumbai Indians

Apr 14, 2013, 01:38 IST | Harit N Joshi

Mumbai Indians management found an innovative way to cheer its supporters, among whom were underprivileged kids, at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. They had clowns in place of sizzling cheerleaders for their match against Pune Warriors India.

So, whenever the ball crossed the boundary rope or a wicket fell, the clowns would take the podium and do their ball-juggling act, something which the kids liked most.

Clowns cheer Mumbai Indians
Clowns cheer for Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Pics/Atul Kamble

Even songs were carefully chosen — tracks which are popular among kids. ‘Bum bum bole’ from Aamir Khan-starrer Taare Zameen Par was enjoyed the most.

Fractured hand, no problem!
Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary, the famous Team India and Sachin Tendulkar fan, braved his way to the Wankhede Stadium despite having a fractured right hand. Saturday’s match between Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors India was his first match in this edition of the league.

Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary
Sudhir Kumar Chaudhary

Chaudhary injured his hand while playing cricket in his village in Bihar. “I took a catch and while celebrating some players jumped on me, and I ended up hurting my wrist,” Chaudhary told SUNDAY MiD DAY.

Chaudhary went against doctor’s advice to be present at the match. “I was getting bored watching IPL on television. The doctor has given some medicine. I am feeling much better now.”

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