Pregnant Shilpa Shetty hopes to cheer her IPL team

Shilpa Shetty
MUMBAI: Actress Shilpa Shetty, who is expecting her first child with husband Raj Kundra in May, is looking forward to cheer her Rajasthan Royals team in the new season of the Indian Premier League, though only with her doctor’s permission.

"It depends on my doctor actually. Nearer the time, I’ll be able to decide. I can’t wait for the (April-May) season to begin. I really hope my doctor gives me permission. My XXL size jersey is also coming, so I am fully prepared," the 36-year-old here at the unveiling of her IPL team’s new jersey.

Shilpa asserted that even after four exhaustive seasons IPL has not lost its sheen and cricket and entertainment go hand-in-hand.

"It has been working for the last four editions and I think it (cricket and entertainment) is a deadly combo. I don’t need to reiterate how entertainment really works with making the whole cricketing format suitable in terms of reducing the overs… Some people are against it but those who enjoy IPL are proof enough that it works," said Shilpa who became a Rajasthan Royals co-owner in Feb 2009.

Shilpa married London-based businessman Raj Kundra in Nov 2009. Besides IPL, Raj has also joined hands with actor Sanjay Dutt to start the first professionally organised mixed martial arts fighting league – the Super Fight League – in India.