Shilpa Shetty who was in London has now flown to Johannesburg to look after her Rajasthan Royals because the tournament starts on the 18th April.
So below are Shilpa Shettyâ€™s experiences and her preparations regarding IPL which she has mentioned in her blog,
â€œI have been on the run literally From airports to the press conference to matches to Interviews Flew in directly from London to Johannesburg the minute I heard the change in the IPL plans. At the moment on a flight to Cape Town thatâ€™s where the tournament kick starts on the 18th April. The logistics for my team is utmost priority and with less than three weeks before the IPL kicks off, everything has to be in place. I am very proud of my management team at Rajasthan Royals and everyone has pulled together to make the impossible possible. Manoj Badale our chairman has the worst job I feel at this moment but under the circumstances is doing a fantastic job.â€
Further she has appreciated the South African government by saying, â€œKudos to the South African government and South Africa cricket body who have welcomed us with open arms and I am really hopeful after attending the Australia vs. South Africa Pro T20 Match on Friday, seeing the huge cricket fan base there, I am sure that the IPL will be hugely successful. The pressure is really on this year especially for us but I feel Rajasthan Royals have an edge since three of our players belong to the South African Team, namely Graeme Smith the captain of South Africa, Morne Morkel and Tyron Henderson. Itâ€™s a once in a life time opportunity to watch legendary cricketers on one platform outside of India. It is a pity that it wonâ€™t be happening in India but like they say what cannot be cured has to be endured.Hats off to Mr. Lalit Modi who has really set a management example by pulling of an International Tournament that can take years of pre-planning in less than three weeks.
She also comments on the Rajasthan Royals fans about their disappointment,
â€œLast but not least I know my Rajasthan Royal fans are disappointed but hope they are not disillusioned since we will be back with a bigger bang next year. Stay tuned and keep cheering because we still need your true loyal supportâ€¦â€¦Halla Bol.