The men in blue skipper Virat Kohli is all set to lead the heart FC against the All-Star FC in the Celebrity Clasico. However, this is not the first time that cricketers and Bollywood actors have come together to support a social cause with sports as a medium.
Earlier, in 2016 Virat Kohli Foundation played a charity match against Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Playing for Humanity’ which featured star players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Lokesh Rahul and others. Abhishek Bachchan’s side included actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Dino Morea and Shabir Ahluwalia to name a few. The action-packed game saw some brilliant goals from both the teams as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.
Star Sports confirmed the news of the Celebrity Clasico match by posting a video from their official Twitter account. They captioned it as, “You have seen @ImVKohli ruling the cricket field, now get set to watch him lead All Heart FC against All Stars FC in the Celebrity Clasico!”
All Heart FC: Virat Kohli (C), MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, PR Sreejesh, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rohan Bopanna, Anup Sridhar, Yuzvendra Chahal, B. Mangaldas, Anirudh Srikanth, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kedar Jadhav, S. Badrinath, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Pawan Negi, Digvijay, Rohit Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Jonty Rhodes and Umesh Yadav.
All Stars FC: Abhishek Bachchan (C), Ranbir Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, Arjun Kapoor, Dino Morea, Shoojit Sircar, Kartik Aaryan, Armaan Jin, Shabir Ahluwalia, Sachiin Joshi, Nishant Mehra, Aparshakti Khurana, Jim Sarbh, Vivian Dsena, Karan Veer Mehra, Raj Kundra, Aadar Jain, Vikram Thapa, Rohan Shrestha, Marc Robinson, Harpreet Baweja and Shashank Khaitan.
As of now, Virat Kohli would like to concentrate on the last T20 match against Australia which will be the series decider which is scheduled to take place in Hyderabad on October 13. India suffered a blow when they lost the last match by 8 wickets in Guwahati which helped the Aussie side to level the series.