ENTERTAINMENT stars turned out in force to support the Indian cricket team as they bid to become World Cricket Champions in England & Wales this summer.
Bollywood star Diana Penty who made a considerable splash at the Cannes Film Festival and spoke to www.asianculturevulture.com there, was among the guests who gathered for the inaugural India Cricket Heroes Awards at Lord’s Cricket ground in London.
Other stars also there included Jasmin Walia, UK reality TV icon, Aditi Rao Hydari, Bollywood actor and singer, Shibani Dandekar, and Indian American actor and model and Patralekha Paul, partner of Indian actor, Rajkummar Rao, who also was in attendance.
Momtaz Begum-Hossain, ACV’s award-winning fashion journalist, who interviewed Penty in Cannes, commented: “There seems to be something of a theme with the dresses – it’s the same orangey red hues, so there’s clearly a ‘bright’ trend palette for this summer.”
Also making an appearance on the Gold Carpet, as it was dubbed, was Bollywood actor and singer, Farhan Akhtar.
There were also more famous names from the world of sport Manish Bhasin, TV sports presenter, and India team captain Virat Kohli and other members of the Indian cricket squad, who gathered for a photocall at Lord’s Cricket ground in London last Thursday (May 23).
Among the winners on the night were Yuvraj Singh, India cricketer par extraordinaire, India present cricketers Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah and West Indies star, Andre Russell and India women’s cricketing icon, Poonam Yadav. Former England spin ace Monty Panesar picked up an award for Sam Curran, who was given an award for best international cricket performance against India.
India cricket legend Kapil Dev and Sanjiv Goenka, whose company, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group backed the awards, were co-chairs of the awards.
Also supporting the event were recruitment group Cornerstone and broadcaster Star Sports.
The ICC (the game’s global governing body) World Cricket Cup begins today at The Oval in South London. England take on South Africa in the very first game of the 2019 World Cup Cricket.
Over the next six weeks, 10 countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will vie to become ICC World Cricket Champions.
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