Cheerleaders have now become an accepted, integral part of the IPL. Despite the initial reservations that they wouldn’t fit into the Indian cultural scene, they are now on thousands of TV screens, vociferously applauding every four and six in India’s own festival. Despite them getting tons of airtime, there’s very little known about the girls behind the skimpy costumes and the heavy makeup. So when an American IPL cheerleader decided to do an AMA on Reddit, the community was rapt. And got to know some very interesting details about what it’s like to be a cheerleader in the IPL.
Excel fields are running empty. Code reviews are getting ignored. Office bays seem strangely deserted. And bosses don’t seem to be minding for once. It’s world cup season, and India is putting aside trivialities like deadlines and revenue targets to get a dose of its favourite pass time. Here’s how.