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The Craziest Moments From The Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony

Spoiler: one of them is a giant, shining, cricket-playing, six-hitting, stormtrooper robot thing.

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The opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 just took place in New Zealand and Australia.

It was held simultaneously at Hagley Park in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, Australia.


Of course, it had all the big names of the 2015 World Cup putting on a show.

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Sri Lankan bastman Tillakaratne Dilshan with his "smile and wave" game on point.

It also had this cool spinning Vine booth.

Look at how wonderfully awkward the usually aggressive captains are! They're probably not used to having a bit of a laugh around each other.


And every team taking part got their moment in the spotlight.

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Melbourne dance company Jhoom Bollywood performing a hugely entertaining Indian dance number.


Turns out the Giant Space Batsman is actually a massive puppet.

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Standing at over 5 metres tall, the enormous puppet was expertly controlled by eight puppeteers. Looks like robots aren't so bad after all.

The puppet walked ominously to the front of the stage, changing colours in true Daft Punk fashion.

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While cricket fans and stoners around the world rejoiced.

And then...


And Ravi Shastri went, "IT'S A MAGNIFICENT STRIKE!"

Simply put, the opening ceremony was SPECTACULAR.

And it has got every cricket fan around the world really pumped up for the next month and a half.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Cricket World Cup is officially open.


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