10 things we learnt from the Hero ISL opening ceremony

1. Nita Ambani is India’s “First Lady of Sports”.

2. Priyanka Chopra has not paid her stylist.

Piggy Chops. Literally.

3. Nobody is really interested in what Abhishek Bachchan has to say.

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4. Except, Dada!

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5. Abhishek Bachchan uses national anthems at these sports events to audition for acting jobs.

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6. Nita Ambani was at a business conference with her husband during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil when she suddenly realised that every country has a team to support at the world cup, but not India. That made her very sad. That made her determined to do something about Football in the country. Hence, Hero ISL.

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7. Nita Ambani is only interested in football development at the grass roots. And, obviously, she thinks Hero ISL is grass roots development.

8. John Abraham is to Football what Navjot Sidhu is to comedy shows.

9. There’s someone called Varun Dhawan. And Ranbir Kapoor doesn’t really like him.

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10. Even before a ball was kicked, Hero ISL had already set a world record.

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(As the players wait for the kid ambassadors to join them in heavenly hot and humid conditions, Luis Garcia takes a moment to reflect on what the f**k happened for his career to end up here.)

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