At a time when he is doing a mass commercial entertainer with Anil Ravipudi, Balakrishna is in the news for showing interest in a sports event. He has joined hands with Star Sports ahead of the upcoming season of TATA IPL, to be aired on Star Sports Telugu.
The 'Veera Simha Reddy' actor will be giving a fillip to the channel's motto of 'Incredible Action, Ata Unstoppable'. He will be doing commentary with former cricketers Venugopal Rao and MSK Prasad in tandem.
There will also be an interactive session with Balayya arriving LIVE on TV for the very first time (#AskStar will be floated). The 'Akhanda' star will also feature on Cricket Live, adding glamour to this year's game-show format.
"Star Sports Telugu has become the No. 1 destination for sport in the Telugu States, garnering more than 85% cricket viewership. In the last 6 months, with TV viewership for India’s bilateral T20Is growing by about 20%, the scenario is bright. That's why Star Sports has launched SS1 Telugu in HD to offer high-quality sports content in Telugu with culturally relevant story-telling," the channel today said.
Balayya's experience as a talk show host is going to come in handy in the commentary box. The actor-politician has been a cricket buff, and he has enjoyed IPL matches with friends and family by catching with it in home theatre.
When to catch the IPL on Star Sports Telugu: From March 31st to May 28th, 2023.