Well there’s a photo you didn’t really expect to see. Three members of the Mumbai Indians IPL team – Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard and captain Ricky Ponting – took part in an event yesterday where they got to pose with two Marvel superheroes! And if you’re wondering why exactly they’re being photographed with Iron Man and Spider-Man, here’s the reason.
The three were launching a set of co-branded merchandise for young fans, which will include apparel and home solutions. If you remember, last year MI tied up with Disney for Mickey Mouse-branded merch, so it looks like they’re trying to reach out to young fans yet again.
The team must be in a good mood, not only because they got to meet the superheroes (I mean, it’s like the Universal Orlando theme park coming home to you!), but also because they won their match on Saturday against the Chennai Super Kings. The team will also be gearing up for their third match tomorrow, against the Delhi Daredevils, in Mumbai itself. Will you be tuning in?
Pix: Yogen Shah for MissMalini.