Ever since the IPL introduced cheerleaders it has boggled the Janusian sub-continental male mind. Like Indian MPs watching Sunny Leone in Parliament, they like but don’t like. In Sri Lanka we briefly resolved this tension by having cheerleaders in semi-normal outfits with spandex tights underneath. Which looks insanely bad. Honestly, it would be much better if they just danced in sari.
Meme by Shehan Jayawardena, via Sri Lankan Memes
I went to the England/India match a few days ago and we had seats in B-Lower, right in front of the cheerleaders. They were quite bad, I think one was a replacement and just learning the moves. What was awesome, however, was the young men in the front row dancing along with them, with much more gusto and skill. You can see them in the video above. That was the most entertaining thing, really. They weren’t being letchy or anything, they were just dancing like mad people. Better cheerleaders than the paid ones.