Abu Dhabi: MS Dhoni danced with Shah Rukh Khan, Shane Watson strummed the guitar, Virat Kohli performed a mock 'wedding' with a cut-out of good-friend Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone added spark to a glittering night as the Indian Premier League made a typically glamorous start in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. With so much controversy around the tournament, the IPL chose to keep the event a 'private' affair and far away from media spotlight. (Catch live updates from the first match between MI and KKR here)
The Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi shone like a star on Tuesday evening. The players let their hair down ahead of a gruelling event that will see the world's best cricketers in action for almost two months.