A carnival-like vibe is prominent at IPL games.
It's not just the action on the pitch that generates excitement, but what happens in the stands at the stroke of a four, six and fall of a wicket.
The cheerleaders have hogged the limelight for years, but if you were there at any of the venues for IPL-12, you would have noticed that the spectators are giving the girls tough competition.
When you enter the arena and hear thousands of fans cheering for you and chanting your name, magical things happen.
Glimpses of the action off the field during IPL-12.