The IPL hosts and anchors over the years sparkle confidence and do know a way to connect with the masses in a simple and effective manner. A good smile is enough for most anchors to charm the hearts of the fans and even the players. As we commence the 11th edition of the IPL, here are the charming ladies who have dazzled the fans with their grace over the years.
Who doesn’t know Archana? She has always entertained the IPL viewers with her energy and presentation skills. Archana is a television presenter and a model. Not only with the IPL but Archana has also signed up with the Neo Sports, and they made her do match broadcasts too. She has also hosted two famous shows “Cricket Masala Mar Ke” and “Tour Diary for Extra Cover”.
Mandira's ‘noodle strap’ blouses from 2003 Cup will never be forgotten. She rose to fame after her starring role as a cricket anchor during the 2003 World Cup. Millions tuned in, less for her knowledge of the sport and more for her conversation-starting sarees and tricolour-themed bangles.
The glamorous sports presenter, who is now married to India all-rounder Stuart Binny, is one of the most well-known faces in Indian sports broadcasting. Over the years, Mayanti has hosted several big events like 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 Cricket World Cup, 2014 Indian Super League and 2015 Cricket World Cup. Apart from cricket, she also has a keen interest in football. Mayanti, who is associated with Star Sports, is hosting the 11th season of the IPL as well.
Pallavi shifted from Melbourne to Mumbai only to pursue her career in performing arts. Pallavi started her Bollywood career by playing a cameo in Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan. She joined the Sony ESPN team as their new face of the 2016 edition of the IPL.
The Pune-born model-actor has bowled over fans with her looks and varied knowledge about the sport as she has appeared in five seasons of the IPL from 2011 to 2015. Dandekar was well respected and admired across the cricket-obsessed subcontinent. The Bollywood diva's presence in the IPL had a different charm as it was duly noticeable that cricket flows through her veins when she talks to the players.