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IPL 2020: Farhan Akhtar To Kick Off Opening Match Between Mumbai Indians And Chennai Super Kings


New Delhi: The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will commence after a long wait of six months on September 19. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this season of India’s own tournament is going to be very special as it will give people a reason to rejoice. To set the tone of the tournament, Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar will be introducing ‘Cricket Live’ before the clash between ‘Mumbai Indians’ and ‘Chennai Super Kings’.

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The ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ actor will be addressing the nation at 6 pm on Star Sports on September 19, ahead of the much-anticipated clash between MI and CSK. Farhan will be talking about today’s difficult times and how we need to stay resilient and optimistic to battle all odds for a better tomorrow.

While speaking to Bollywood Hungama, the ‘Rock On’ actor said, “These are trying times and our nation continues to persevere and move forward. With the world picking up pace in the new normal, the announcement of the IPL was a breath of fresh air. I have been looking forward to some sporting action, and LIVE Indian cricket is back after a long hiatus. There’s much to learn from the journey of a team or an individual in it. To rise after you fall, to learn from ones mistakes and most importantly, to stay grounded and humble in victory. I resonate with this feeling even more after working on my upcoming film ‘Toofaan’ in which sport is the backdrop, made on similar ethos. It is important, especially in these times, to stay resilient, optimistic and ready to battle all odds for a better tomorrow. Personally, it also is an absolute pleasure to open the maiden show ‘Cricket Live’ on Star Sports preceding one of the most awaited IPL clashes – MI and CSK. Looking forward to a grand opening game.”

Farhan Akhtar’s upcoming movie ‘Toofan’ is a Hindi sports drama by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra where the actor will be illustrating the character of a National-level boxer.

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