Indian cricketer Virat Kohli will be part of the closing ceremony of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, where rapper Divine and Canadian playback singer Jonita Gandhi will perform their track ‘Naya Sher’. The performance will take place during the mid-innings break of the IPL 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. This will be the first time Divine performs at an IPL ceremony. Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the final, and will face either Gujarat Titans or Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 on Friday.
Divine said in a statement that he was proud to represent the hip hop movement at the country’s largest stadium and bring together the parallel worlds of cricket and music. He added that he was excited and grateful for his first performance at the IPL.