Monday was the Party Time for Mumbai Indians. Team owners Mukesh and Tina Ambanis were the hosts. Antilla was the venue. Occasion: Team’s milestone ten years in the IPL. Glam quotient: Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone. Theme: M10 – Igniting Passion for 10 Years.
The generous host has invited present and past members and management staff of the MI team. Mrs and Mr Ambani also honoured Sachin Tendulkar, Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh for their valuable association with the team. The trio has been donning the Mumbai IPL colour for 10 years, making MI the only IPL team to have retained at least three players ever since IPL One in 2008.
The 10-year IPL journey of the team was also encapsulated in a book, carrying pictures, interviews and anecdotes. There was more fun in a well-choreographed video, which showed players shaking their legs.
Amidst the galaxy of cricketers, it was the cine star Deepika Padukone who stole the limelight .
Another Bollywood diva Geeta Basra was present too albeit as a companion of her cricketer husband Harbhajan Singh. But in focus was daughter Hinaya Heer.
Team’s four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday in Mumbai has rightly lifted the mood of the team for this big bash.