In the battle between hearts and stars, the hearts won all hearts with their terrific performance on the field.
In the battle between hearts and stars, the hearts put in a terrific performance on the field today and won all Mumbai hearts! Yes, we are talking about, Celebrity Clasico, an event which sees Bollywood celebrities and sports stars meeting each other on the football field. While Abhishek Bachchan captained All Stars FC, the team of the sports star, All Hearts FC was led by Virat Kohli. In the last year’s game, both celebrities and sports stars ended with the same figure (2-2), but this year, the sports stars outplayed the Bollywood gang by a huge margin (7-3). Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni emerged as the biggest star in the game scoring two goals. He opened the scoring as early as the fifth minute and his direct free-kick in the 39th minute got his team another goal. Kedar Jadhav, Virat Kohli, Anuruddha Srikant and Ranbir Kapoor also impressed the audience with their scoring moves.
Last year, the Virat Kohli Foundation joined hands with Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Playing for Humanity’ to hold a charity football match which also featured former Indian captain Dhoni apart from other players.
Here is the list of players in each team that played this year:
All Heart FC squad: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rohan Bopanna, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shreyas Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahl, Hardik Pandya, Zaheer Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, S Badrinath, Sreejest P, Pawan Negi, Digvijay Rawat, Anup Sridhar, Anirudh Srikanth, Mangaldas
All Stars FC squad: Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Leander Paes, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shoojit Sircar, Arjun Kapoor, Dino Morea, Kartik Aaryan, Arman Jain, Shabir Ahluwalia, Nishant Mehra, Sachin Joshi, Jim Sarbh, Vivian DSena, Karan Veer Mehra, Aadar Jain, Vikram Thapa, Rohan Shrestha, Harpreet Baweja, Shashank Khaitan