Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and other top cricketers will face off against Bollywood stars in a football match at Mumbai's Andheri Sports Complex on October 15 (Sunday). Kohli will lead All Heart FC while Abhishek Bachchan captains All Stars FC.
The Celebrity Clasico match is in its third edition and Indian cricketers will showcase their football skills after the completion of the ongoing Twenty20 International series against Australia. The three-match rubber is tied 1-1 with the final game to be played tomorrow (October 13) in Hyderabad.
"Celebrity Clasico 2017 is back with its third edition and is all set to wow the audiences with a great fusion of sporting action and entertainment," a press release said.
"It is an initiative by Cornerstone Sport and GS Entertainment as a football match will be played between Virat Kohli Foundation's All Heart Football Club and Abhishek Bachchan's Playing for Humanity's All Stars Football Club on 15th October at Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai," it added.
"This time in Celebrity Clasico, my Bollywood friends will come to know that here stamina wins over style. And there are no re-takes in football," Kohli said in brief video.
"Keep yourselves free to watch the Celebrity Clasico where my team All Heart FC take on my Bollywood friends All Stars FC on 15th October 6.30 PM onwards only on the Star Sports network and Hotstar," he added.
The match will be shown Live on Star Sports network from 6.30 PM IST onwards.
Here is the full list of players
|Sr.No||All Stars Football Club||All Heart Football Club|
|1||Abhishek Bachchan ( C)||Virat Kohli (C)|
|2||Ranbir Kapoor||MS Dhoni|
|3||Sidharth Malhotra||Shikhar Dhawan|
|4||Aditya Roy Kapur||KL Rahul|
|5||Arjun Kapoor||PR Sreejesh|
|6||Dino Morea||Shreyas Iyer|
|7||Shoojit Sircar||Manish Pandey|
|8||Kartik Aaryan||Rohan Bopanna|
|9||Armaan Jin||Anup Sridhar|
|10||Shabir Ahluwalia||Yuzvendra Chahal|
|11||Sachiin Joshi||B. Mangaldas|
|12||Nishant Mehra||Anirudh Srikanth|
|13||Aparshakti Khurana||Bhuvneshwar Kumar|
|14||Jim Sarbh||Kedar Jadhav|
|15||Vivian Dsena||S. Badrinath|
|16||Karan Veer Mehra||Hardik Pandya|
|17||Raj Kundra||Ajinkya Rahane|
|18||Aadar Jain||Pawan Negi|
|20||Rohan Shrestha||Rohit Sharma|
|21||Marc Robinson||Zaheer Khan|
|22||Harpreet Baweja||Jaspreet Bumrah|
|23||Shashank Khaitan||Ashish Nehra|