The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is scheduled to be commencing on March 31, and fans are buzzing with anticipation as they await the return of the world’s largest T20 league. The first game of the tournament will be played between the defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on March 31 in Ahmedabad.
Ahead of the start of the 2023 IPL, former Indian bowlers, Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth teamed up for the competition as both will be doing commentary for Star Sports. The official broadcaster of the tournament released a video announcing Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, and Mohammad Kaif as part of the commentary team ahead of the 2023 IPL.
We're bringing back fierce rivals yet comrades- @harbhajan_singh 🤝 @sreesanth36 while @MohammadKaif brings his shuddh Hindi ka tadka!
Join the Incredible Starcast at #IPLonStar, Mar 31 onwards on Star Sports Network.#ShorOn #GameOn #BetterTogether #IPLonStar #CricketLive pic.twitter.com/hQIzwsdRR6
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 23, 2023
The decision to team up Harbhajan Singh with Sreesanth will be pretty delightful for the supporters of the game, as the duo have put behind the infamous ‘Slapgate’, when Harbhajan allegedly slapped Sreesanth after one of the IPL matches in 2008.
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Harbhajan Singh used to play for Mumbai Indians, whereas Sreesanth used to play for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). Both players also reportedly did not talk to each other for a long time after the incident. However, the recent video appears to show that both players have buried the past.
With the excitement for the upcoming edition of the IPL building up, fans are eagerly waiting to witness the many significant changes that will be taking place in the competition.
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With the addition of the impact player rule, several new additions to the squads, and a gripping commentary line-up, the IPL 2023 shows a lot of promise. The season opener of the tournament features defending champions Gujarat Titans taking on Chennai Super Kings. The Hardik Pandya-led side will look for a similar showing as that of the previous season.