- Shamser Khalid
Arshdeep Singh Seen Taking Part in Bihu Dance
The excitement is in the air as the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is underway, and teams are fighting to claim their spot at the top of the leaderboard. Winning momentum is crucial in this highly competitive tournament, and the teams are leaving no stone unturned to achieve it.
Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals have made a winning start to their campaign and are eager to continue their form. The two teams will face each other in Guwahati, which is hosting its first-ever IPL game.
Apart from the Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals game, Guwahati will also host another game between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals on Saturday. The city is buzzing with excitement as cricket fever grips the region.
The Buhi Dance
The Punjab Kings, who have already arrived in Guwahati, are leaving no stone unturned to make the most of their time there. On Monday, their star fast bowler Arshdeep Singh was spotted taking part in the Bihu dance, a traditional dance performed during the festival of Bihu in Assam.
The dance is known for its energetic and lively movements and is an integral part of Assamese culture. It is also usually performed in groups by young men and women and characterized by brisk steps, rapid hand movements, and colorful traditional costumes centered around the red color theme, signifying joy and vigor.
For anyone unfamiliar with the festival, Bihu is a group of three festivals celebrated in the Indian state of Assam. The first festival is called 'Rongali' or 'Bohag Bihu' and is held in April to celebrate spring.
The second festival is called 'Bhogali' or 'Magh Bihu', and takes place in January to celebrate the harvest with community feasts. The third festival is called 'Kongali' or 'Kati Bihu' and happens in October.
While the teams are preparing for their IPL matches, the Kamrup Metropolitan district administration is taking all necessary measures to ensure the comfortable stay of the 12,000 young people who will be participating in the Bihu dance event in Guwahati.
The aim is to include Bihu in the Guinness World Records. These dancers, along with officials, will be accommodated in over 200 hotels and lodges across the city.
The Latest on Punjab Kings
As for the Punjab Kings, there is plenty of high morale following their opening match. During their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 opener against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mohali on Saturday, Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of the Punjab Kings, matched Virat Kohli's incredible feat.
Dhawan was in top form, partnering with Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa for the second wicket, and together they put on a solid 50-run partnership.
This was the 94th 50-run partnership for Dhawan in IPL history, which tied him with Virat Kohli as the batsman with the most half-century partnerships. Suresh Raina is third on the list with 83 partnerships, followed by David Warner with 82.
The IPL is known for its high-octane cricket, and the players always bring their A-game to the field. The Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals clash in Guwahati promises to be an enthralling encounter, and the fans will be eagerly anticipating the outcome. With both teams in good form, it's anyone's game, and we can expect a thrilling contest.