Also missing were the skippers of both the teams that will feature in Sunday’s final - Sachin Tendulkar and M.S. Dhoni. Though it took some of the fizz away from the night, the cricketers made full use of showcasing their “other side” in terms of talent.
Irfan Pathan led the cricketers in walking the ramp alongside the leading ladies from the world of modelling. Ishant Sharma shook a leg with Priyanka Chopra and Mugdha Godse who added an impromptu act by dragging Yuvraj Singh on to the dais.
And just when you thought team owners would take a leaf out of the BCCI officials’ book and leave Modi in the lurch, in walked Kings XI Punjab co-promoter Preity Zinta and Rajasthan Royals co-owners Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra.