The 12th edition of IPL will commence from Saturday with the defending champions and three-time winners Chennai Super Kings hosting Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram stadium. While the Cricket fans are geared up for this mouth-watering contest, even the Bollywood celebrities are picking their favourite team in this 'Southern Derby'.
Ahead of their upcoming movie 'Kalank' , young stars Varun Dhawan and Sonakshi Sinha who will be sharing the screen space have posted a pic of them supporting their respective teams on their Instagram accounts.
Sonakshi Sinha was seen supporting Chennai Super Kings.
Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan showed his support for Virat Kohli's brigade on Instagram.
Both the artists will be heading to watch tonight's clash between the southern rivals at the Chepauk stadium which will be hosting its 50th IPL match. Thus, Chennai will be the sixth venue to host 50 or more IPL games. The other venues include Bengaluru (74), Kolkata (70), Delhi (67), Mumbai (66) and Hyderabad (56) respectively. While both teams will be looking to start their respective campaigns on a winning note, Virat Kohli and his boys will be looking to rewrite history by registering their first ever IPL win at Chepauk since the inaugural edition in 2008. Chennai on the other hand, will be looking to focus on their bowling woes after star South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi was ruled out of the tournament due to a Grade 2 muscle strain in the ongoing series against South Africa.