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IPL PHOTOS: Shilpa Shetty's magic fails; lady luck deserts Rajasthan Royals

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 14:58 IST

IPL PHOTOS: Shilpa Shetty's magic fails; lady luck deserts Rajasthan Royals

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The IPL match-fixing controversy hunted the Rajasthan Royals this season, and a place in the play-offs would have been soothing.

But things were not meant to be; even lady luck evaded them.

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Bollywood starlet Shilpa Shetty, the co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, was present at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday evening to support her team against Mumbai Indians. Yet the Jaipur outfit went down fighting, with New Zealand’s power-hitter Corey Anderson single-handedly powering the defending champions home.

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Image: Shilpa Shetty at the Wankhede on Sunday.
Photographs: BCCI

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Shilpa’s UK-based entrepreneur-husband Raj Kundra had tweeted, “Well the good news is our lady luck is en route to the stadium. Rajasthan Royals, good luck!”

Luck, though, surely deserted the Royals.

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Image: Shilpa Shetty cheers for her team.
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Required to chase down 190 in 14.3 overs, Mumbai and Rajasthan were tied after 14.3.

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A boundary was required off the next ball, and Aditya Tare smashed one out of the park to spark wild celebrations.

Earlier, Sanju Samson struck a masterful 74 to guide Rajasthan to a competitive total.

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Image: Shilpa Shetty at the Wankhede
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India had snubbed the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) by not allotting a single IPL match to Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh stadium. Yet, Shilpa Royals went into the India leg, after the first phase in the UAE, in a comfortable position.

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Image: Shilpa Shetty
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It's just a tense moment in Sunday's match that produced this reaction!

At the IPL matches you are guaranteed drama, both on and off the field!

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Image: Shilpa Shetty with other Rajasthan Royals supporters
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Whether a six is hit or a wicket is scalped by her team, Shilpa is always animated.

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Image: Shilpa with husband Raj Kundra.
Photographs: BCCI

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When the Rajasthan Royals played their first home match in IPL 6, Shilpa made sure to make it more special.

It was in fact her son Viaan’s first IPL match!


Image: Shilpa with sister Shamita Shetty and son Viaan last season.
Photographs: BCCI

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