It seems the crew at Emirates can safely add making cameos at international sporting events to their resumés. After wowing football fans at a soccer match between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon in Portugal last year, a 10-member international crew danced to Bollywood-inspired numbers (much of it Bhangra-style) using cricketing gestures otherwise used by umpires at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, ahead of the World T20 Final.
Released on April 4, the 1.18-minute video shows crew members walking on to the Eden Gardens ground amidst loud applause and cheer by spectators. A speaker starts the performance with the words: “Hello Kolkata, Emirates welcomes you to Eden Gardens. This stadium has 18-doors, 66,000 fans and two teams. Our cabin crew will now show you how to celebrate the final.”
The crew then directed the audience on how to celebrate a six, four and wicket, using umpire-like gestures, but a Bolyywood-ised version of it, much to the enjoyment of the cricket fans, who were later treated to a nail-biting finish.
The video ends with the announcer thanking everyone and wishing both the teams — West Indies and England — the best of luck.
The West Indies team later picked up the World T20 trophy, defeating England by four wickets.