Yoga guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved is considering to bid for the title sponsorship of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a company official.
The BCCI is currently looking for title sponsors after the slot was sensationally vacated by Chinese smartphone maker Vivo last week. The Chinese mobile manufacturing giants took the decision just a couple of days after the after the IPL Governing Council announced that it has retained all of its sponsors including Vivo for IPL 2020.
Vivo was in the middle of a social-media storm in the last 48 hours after the IPL GC’s decision. The BCCI and the IPL GC faced criticism for deciding to not cut ties with the Chinese company. Chinese sponsorship became a bone of contention after the deadly clashes between the Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh in June.
Confirming the company’s interest in IPL title sponsorship, Patanjali spokesperson S K Tijarawala told PTI: “We are considering this.”
“This is for Vocal For Local and making one Indian brand as global, this is the right platform. We are considering into that perspective,” he added.
Meanwhile, as soon as the reports of Patanjali’s interest in IPL title sponsorship came out, the fans started making hilarious on the same. Through the hilarious memes, the fans predicted a new logo, Man of the Match awards, new outfits for cheerleaders etc.
Here are some of those memes and reactions:
— Hari Puttar🇮🇳 (@Har__Mi) August 10, 2020
*Patanjali to consider for #IPL2020 title sponsorship*
Cheerleaders will do
— Rachit Gupta (@Im_RachitGupta) August 10, 2020
— Akash (@vaderakash) August 10, 2020
Patanjali to Bid for IPL sponsorship…
Can't wait to see MSD getting "Dantkanti Player Of The Match Award…🏏😍😂
— Bibhu (@Bibhu237) August 10, 2020
Le PATANJALI Ball, Bat and stumps for IPL : pic.twitter.com/1Y8X4bIZTo
— Pᴀᴛʜᴇʏ ☕ (@paa_they) August 10, 2020
I am all for Patanjali sponsoring IPL. I'll do Sirsasana and finally see RCB at the top of the table.#PatanjaliIPL
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) August 10, 2020
Imagine Patanjali IPL, then players will have energy drink as "Tulsi Jal"! #PatanjaliIPL
— Harsh Sharma (@haarshest) August 10, 2020
The thirteenth edition of the IPL will get underway on September 19 while the final is scheduled for November 10. The entire competition will be held in the UAE because of the alarming coronavirus situation in India. The teams will be leaving for UAE later this month.
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