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PHOTOS: Fans lend carnival feel to IPL!

Last updated on: May 24, 2013 16:45 IST

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The Indian Premier League wouldn't have been the big success it is today had it not been for the fans. The public's loyalty towards their teams has taken the IPL to great heights.

Rediff.com bring you glimpses of the love that fans have showered on the Twenty20 extravaganza and its players all through season 6.

This pretty face has been spotted many times in the stands. She is usually seen cheering the Kolkata Knight Riders team but her presence in the Chennai Super Kings box makes us assume that she has spilt loyalties.


Photographs: BCCI
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Sunrisers Hyderabad is the new team in the IPL this season. But their performance on the field garnered them good support from the public.

Dale Steyn's fiery bowling helped Hyderabad find a place in the play-offs and we suspect this band of girls is one of the many reasons for Steyn's inspiring bowling spells!


Image: Sunrisers Hyderabad fans
Photographs: BCCI

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Virat Kohli is hot property as far as young female fans are concerned.

Proving that very sentiment is this pretty Royal Challengers Bangalore supporter, making it known what exactly is on her mind!



Image: This RCB and Virat Kohli fan shares a quirky thought
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Despite an inconsistent showing Mumbai Indians made it to the play-offs.

With big-hitting players of the calibre of Keiron Pollard and Dwayne Smith, the franchise has been successful in pulling in a strong fan base.

Here we have fans rooting for Mumbai Indians with flags, banners, et al.


Image: Mumbai Indians fans cheer during an IPL match
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A carnival-like vibe is very prominent at the IPL matches -- venue and age no bar. Fans come to the stadium with personalised items and outfits.

Here we have this young man with unique headgear.

Looking at all the logos, our question to this bloke is: Who are you rooting for?

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Kids make for the biggest fan base of the IPL, and, as we can see, these Sunrisers Hyderabad fans are having a ball cheering their team on from the stands.

 



Image: Sunrisers Hyderabad's young fans at the match
Photographs: BCCI

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We wonder what this doll-face had to complain about!


Image: A young fan shares a grievance with her dad
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No place in India has been untouched by the IPL bug, and spotted in the stands were these Kashmiri cricket fans.

These fans had a request, and their wish was fulfilled when Parveez Rasool became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the IPL.

Rasool made his debut for Pune Warriors India against KKR on May 10, bowling an economical four-over spell, giving away 23 runs and claiming the prized scalp of Jacques Kallis.



Image: Fans from Kashmir put out their request
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The Delhi Daredevils suffered the worst fate among the IPL teams -- finishing last on the points table -- because of the absence of key players Kevin Pietersen and Jessy Ryder.

Pietersen had come to India for the initial matches and even obliged fans with autographs and pictures, but he did not play those matches.

The England player was eventually ruled out of the tournament with knee injury.


Image: Kevin Pietersen signs a autograph
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Over the last five seasons of the IPL, famous Chennai percussionist Sivamani entertained the crowds with his magical drumming.

However, this season he hasn't been spotted around and it was this bunch of percussionists which made all the 'right noises' in Sivamani's absence.


Image: Performers go drumming during an IPL match
Photographs: BCCI

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Kolkata Knight Riders had a strange fan in the stands! Wonder what was on his 'evil' mind!


Image: A KKR fan in the stands
Photographs: BCCI
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This performer flashes a smile as he does a pose during a traditional Indian dance.

The cheerleaders have hogged the limelight for years but these performers have come close to giving them a tough competition and win some attention!


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