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Dimples On Helmets

Dimples On Helmets
Dimples On Helmets
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At a party last week, there was just one grouse: no TV set in sight. "What’s the score, what’s the score?" people went around asking anyone likely to know. Inside the Wankhede stadium, there was absolute frenzy. Shahrukh Khan wanted to make as big a splash as possible, because he might own the Kolkata Knight Riders but "Mumbai is my home". So the Badshah of Bollywood—and this comes from reliable sources—spent over Rs 2 crore to buy 9,000 tickets to distribute amongst friends and fans when his team played Mumbai Indians. It’s lucky for Saurav Ganguly that King Khan is not Vijay Mallya for the Knight Riders were shot out for the lowest score of the tournament. Now that his team is out of the reckoning, what will Shahrukh do with the 17,000 golden helmets (cost Rs 34 lakh) that he ordered for the finals? Give them to his fans anyway? Keep them for next year? Make a film with a battle scene?

Mukesh Ambani, being a quieter sort, has worked unobtrusively behind the scenes. It is rumoured that the pre-final matches were shifted from the Patil Stadium to Wankhede because it...

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