Mumbai, Apr 8: Bollywood actor and owner of Rajasthan Royals Shilpa Shetty unveiled new cricket gear for her team in Mumbai. Designed by Puma, the new cricket gear of last year's IPL winner was sponsored by Ultratech Cement.
She wished her squad best and hoped that her team would defend the title.
"I like to say and wish my team the very best. It is only that their performance and consistency that brought them to the level they have reached to and they are the defending champions. I hope the history repeats itself this time again," said Shilpa.
Her fiance and business partner Raj Kundra accompanied Shilpa. Shashank Awasthi, Joint Executive President of Ultratech Cement, was also present.
The IPL, which involves many of the world's leading players, was a huge success in its inaugural edition in cricket-crazy India last year, primarily because it was structured around city-based franchises with a fan base in home and away matches.
The eight-team league would be staged in South Africa from Aprl 18 due to security reasons and would return to India next season.