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Bollywood celebrities and Indian cricketers play football for charity

Virat Kohli Foundation joined hands with Abhishek Bachchan’s Playing for Humanity for a charity football match, which took place at the Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex, on Saturday.

Amitabh Bachchan and (right) Aditya Thackeray
Amitabh Bachchan and (right) Aditya Thackeray

Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi Sinha. Pics/Satej Shinde and Romita Chakraborty

he game, termed as The Celebrity Clásico 2016, was an initiative by Cornerstone Sport (Bunty Sajdeh) and GS Worldwide Entertainment (Bunty Walia).

(L-R) Virat Kohli, Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor
(L-R) Virat Kohli, Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor

Bunty Sajdeh
Bunty Sajdeh

The primary objective of this endeavour was to generate funds for the foundations’ charitable initiatives.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

Bunty Walia
Bunty Walia

Virat led the All Heart Football Club which comprised cricketers such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, and Zaheer Khan among others.

Shoojit Sircar
Shoojit Sircar

Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur

Abhishek was the captain of All Stars Football Club, which featured Bollywood celebs including Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur.

Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor

MS DhoniMS Dhoni

The match ended in a tie and Virat was declared the man of the match.

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