IPL cheerleader opens up about being ogled in the IPL and more
IPL cheerleader opens up about being ogled in the IPL and more

The topic regarding the IPL Cheerleaders has always been one hot potato. It has been a topic ridiculed with endless controversies. Ever since the IPL commenced, several political parties and morality doctors have lashed out against Western girls dancing around in the IPL arena. While a majority has been against the cheerleaders, there have been few who have supported their presence. It is said that they add the extra flavor in the IPL.

Recently, a cheerleader in this ongoing edition of the IPL took social media by storm when she answered questions on Reddit’s AMA (Ask Me Anything) live chat. Earlier, on the same platform, Bollywood queen Priyanka Chopra was left shell-shocked when fans quizzed her about the road in Mumbai named after her father. The cheerleader, though, answered with ease. Below, is the extract of her question and answer session.

1. Q: “As a fellow Western woman living in India, not sure how I feel about white cheerleaders at the games. Why not Indian cheerleaders?”

A: “I agree. I love doing it, but I’d honestly prefer to see at least a mix of Indian women. Sadly there’s nothing I can do about that. If I refuse I’d be breaking my contract and they’d replace me with another white girl anyway.”

2. Q: “How often do you get ogled on stadium while dancing? And how do you feel when you get ogled so much?”

A: “All the time. I hate it.”

3. Q: “What’s your regimen like? Do you secretly wish that the batsmen of your team got out faster so that you wouldn’t have to dance so much?”

A: “No way! The games are always so much more fun if we’re winning. It’s much more boring to sit in a chair than it is to dance. I wasn’t a cricket fan before this, but I am now!”

4. Q: “Has your involvement helped you understand the sport better?”

A: “If you told me one year ago that I’d be cheerleading in India for cricket, I would have said. “What the hell is cricket?” So yes. :)”

5. Q: “Kind of an open ended question – As we Indians are quite new to seeing cheerleaders, what are few things about cheerleading that you think we don’t know, but should know about?”

A: “We’re not all sluts. You might get the odd one or two out there in the world, but the mass majority of cheerleaders I’ve worked with are perfectly respectable women. I’m currently not working with any sluts, and for that I’m grateful. They tend to cause drama.”

6. Q: “I have read cheerleaders come from different backgrounds of work. Some of them might be librarians, nurses etc. Do you have people in your group who belong to such unrelated professions?”

A: “I’m actually the only one on my team! I was a house painter for a year before this. :)”

7. Q: “What do you do during the non-IPL season?”

A: “In a nutshell, Bollywood. Mostly background work.”

8. Q: “What team do you cheer for?”

A: “I’m keeping this secret because I don’t have permission to do this from my managers. (And I want the freedom to keep my answers honest.)”