'Asli maaza toh interval ke baad hi aata hai' - Indian stars feature in Star Sports' new ad for IPL 2021 UAE leg

Top Indian cricketers like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja were among a few who were seen in the ad.

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IPL captains. (Photo Source: Twitter/StarSports)
Akash Ghosh

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The Indian Premier League 2021 second phase in the UAE is here. The tournament which was previously postponed during the initial run in the month of April is all set to resume on September 19 in Dubai. Defending champions Mumbai Indians and their rivals Chennai Super Kings will be taking on each other in this match. 

To announce the resumption of the second leg of the tournament, lead broadcasters Star Sports launched an ad to attract viewers. The ad saw one Indian international from each of the eight franchises. Star Sports have been previously credited for running several fantastic ad campaigns for the IPL as well as other international cricket events. 

This new ad was shared by the official Twitter handle of Star Sports. The commercial, which was of about a min and eight seconds first saw Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai Indians appear in a video call. The commercial saw all the players from the Indian team join a group video call where they were chatting with each other. 

Picture Abhi Baki hai: Ravindra Jadeja in the Star Sports commercial

Sharma appeared first saying that people disappear as soon as he comes to open the innings. Rishabh Pant, the skipper of Delhi Capitals was then seen, as Rohit reminded him of Mumbai’s five IPL trophies. Pant replied back saying that his team is currently placed on the top of the table.

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, then joined in reminding Pant and Rohit that the tournament isn’t over yet saying an iconic Bollywood dialogue, ‘Picture abhi baki hai,’ which translates to ‘the movie isn’t finished yet.’

Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad was seen pulling the leg of Shubman Gill, who was the representative of Kolkata Knight Riders. Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul and Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was also seen briefly in the commercial. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Indian team captain Virat Kohli was also seen in the ad later. 

The ad finished with Rohit saying that the first half was just a sneak peek into what is supposed to come. Kohli then finished the sentence by saying, “second half mein picture abhi baki hai,” which means that the picture is left in the second half of the tournament.