The introduction of cheerleaders in Indian cricket was one of the boldest and the most unconventional moves made by the Indian Premier League in its inaugural year. While it continues to raise eyebrows in India, cheerleading is a widely accepted and admired form of sport in the Western world. In the United States, where it originated, there are nearly 3.5 million registered cheerleaders and an estimated 4.5 million in the rest of the world. The concept of cheerleading itself is over a hundred years old. With a growing number of participants and admirers alike, cheerleading is fast gaining recognition and respect as an athletic sport. Recently, New York became the 35th state to recognise cheerleading as an interscholastic sport.
In this gallery, we take a look at some of the most astounding images of cheerleaders from various sports. Bold, beautiful and athletic, these cheergals will surely take your breath away! Click on.