With a strong number of cricketers from across the globe, stars from the entertainment sector and other dignitaries filling the stands, the 120-minute plus programme saw the country's Twenty20 tournament take off in style.
Folks on the social media were not exactly impressed by the glitz and glamour of the evening, and decided to react in their own way. Presenting to you, 10 of the best tweets on the IPL opening ceremony:
Humare yahan 4 ladko ko daaru pila kar stage pe bhej do, even they'll perform better than Major Lazer. #IPLOpeningCeremony
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) April 8, 2016
At the end of this IPL opening ceremony, Rekha ji will come on stage & will give best actress award...Vo nhi to kuch nhi #iplopeningceremony
— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) April 8, 2016
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) April 8, 2016
Ambati Rayudu Enjoying #IPLOpeningCeremony. 😉 This Sums Up The Event. 😉
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 8, 2016
— Gururaj Bhatia (@gururajbhatia) April 8, 2016
Is it really necessary to embarrass our country with such a cheesy & vulgar #IPLopeningceremony in front of foreign guests?
— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) April 8, 2016
Honey Singh ka Hair Stylist !!#iplopeningceremony
— PhD in Bakchodi !! (@Atheist_Krishna) April 8, 2016
Bloke riding on top of a tank that was an unused prop from 1982's Tron a massively highlight #iplopeningceremony
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) April 8, 2016
— Akash Agarwal (@Unicornakash) April 8, 2016
— Nikhil (@CricCrazyNIKS) April 8, 2016
Clearly, the opening ceremony did not go down well with many fans. Here's hoping the main event manages to impress them.
With inputs from IANS