They boasted of sheen — and the lack of it — at after-hours jamborees all through the last 40 days. Making headlines for off-pitch antics more than on-job revelry, these cricketing stars amped up the glam at the hottest post-match bashes.
HT City spoke to organiser Mehr Rampal, DJ Husain, anchor Mandira Bedi, choreographer Nayanika Chatterjee and VJ Siddharth and VJ Bani, who were present at most of the parties, to give away their awards for the best of the partying lot.Here’s the verdict...
Best ramp moment
Rajasthan team’s coach, Darren Lehmann, took many by surprise when he jumped on the runway to kiss a model and do the catwalk, in cuttack.
Biggest party animal
Shane warne shook his booty, at every ipl bash. “He never missed a party,” says organiser Mehr Rampal
The sultan of good times, Vijay Mallya, whipped a sizzling spread throughout IPl.“Mallya’s parties were high on bollywood glamour,” says VJ Siddharth
Best staying power
David Warner was the last one to retire at every bash. “He’d stick around till wee hours,” says anchor Mandira Bedi
“Virat Kohli impressed many with his casu-formal attire,” says Mehr Rampal
Best Party moment
“The [impromptu] arm-wrestling bout between Jacques kallis and praveen kumar at Bengaluru, that smartly ended in a tie, was the best party moment of all,” says Vj Bani
Mallya Jr, Siddharth, was the talk of the town from Deepika Padukone to Katrina Kaif, the lad was spotted throwing his arms around all pretty young things
This is one title you can’t take away from S.Sreesanth. the boogie Scoobie was the first to hit the floor at every bash
Brett lee played Preity Zinta’s arm candy at many bashes. Eyewitnesses say the duo was oblivious to the world
Virender Sehwag could not stop yawning at most outings he just wasn’t nterested. Sachin Tendulkar, too, chose to miss all the partying