Watch: Gujarat Lions players Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and others feature in Gujarat Tourism's latest ad
Gujarat Tourism has launched a new advertisement video featuring the members of their new Indian Premiere League (IPL) franchise, Gujarat Lions (GL). The video features the Gujarat Lions skipper, Suresh Raina and local all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Other renowned cricketers like Dwayne Bravo, Praveen Kumar, James Faulkner and Pravin Tambe are also present.
The new ad video was released on YouTube, a day after the conclusion of the ninth edition of the IPL and sings praises of the marvels of Gujarat. The stars of the Rajkot based IPL franchise invite you to visit their favourite cities of the state in the advertisement.
This is a unique way of promoting tourism and the makers have highlighted iconic tourist hotspots of Gujarat. The cricketers are seen dressed in traditional Gujarati attire, dancing to the tunes of the folk music of the state. The overseas players are even seen playing Dandiya along with Indian contingent.
The video shows cricketers naming some of the well-known tourist attractions of Gujarat, including Rann of Kutch, Girnar, Dang, Ambaji, Satpura, Somnath and the Buddhist caves. Despite the difficulties that the overseas players faced in pronouncing the names, it’s almost impossible to ignore the fun that they had during the shoot.
From temples to historic cities, beaches to the desert and wildlife to the variety of cuisine, the “Jewel of Western India” has everything. The ad explains the beauty of Gujarat to perfection and is certain to make you fall in love with it.
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After naming the places, the cricketers conclude with, "Agar aapne ye sab nahi dekha toh koi baat nahi, ab dekh lena.”, “Gujarat, sab kuch bhool jayoge. Bhai Bhai." This translates to, "If you haven't visited these places, visit them now. Gujarat will make you forget everything else."
The cricketers are doing their part to promote the state that has given them so much love, affection and support throughout the tournament.
The ninth edition of the IPL was the debut season for the Gujarat Lions and they finished as league table toppers with 9 wins in 14 games. Raina’s side, however, failed to secure a berth in the final after losing to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 1 and then to the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator.
We have seen the legendary Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan, promoting the tourism in the western province in the past and now this one is the latest inclusion in the list.
Watch the full video here: