Sports is entertainment.
Music is entertainment.
And always the twain shall meet.
Right from songs performed at opening and closing ceremonies to stadium songs, music and sports co-exist to create harmony and melody.
Even Sachin Tendulkar was never without his headphones when not on the playing field or in the nets.
And let’s never forget the national anthems.
IPL 2016 has begun. Theme songs for the eight sides occupy prime time on television as a precursor and sideshow to the bawdy spectacle.
The following are the anthems of the eight teams in this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League: