Sohail Khan's Mumbai Heroes were given a target of 176 runs in 15 overs in their inaugural match against Riteish Deshmukh's Veer Marathi team in the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL).
The Mumbai Heroes team in a jubilant mood after the victory
The Mumbai team reached home in style with Varun Badola hitting the winning six. Varun won the XXX Energy Shot of the Match.
Sameer Kochhar in action
Sameer Kochhar made a quickfire 45 runs hitting seven fours and one six. Shabbir Ahluwalia (37 runs) and Raja Bherwani (36 runs) were the other two top-scorers.
Team owner Sohail Khan
Aftab Shivdasani (17 runs) and Apoorva Lakhia (23 runs) kept the momentum going for Sohail's team. Shabbir Ahluwalia got his best bowling figures in CCL matches so far and also won the Karbonn Kamal Catch.
Apoorva Lakhia and Varun Badola
Sohail's team will now face the Kerala Strikers on January 17 in JSCA Stadium, Ranchi and the Chennai Rhinos on January 25 in Ahmedabad.
Raja Bherwani bowled excellently
Huma Qureshi and Lisa Haydon are the brand ambassadors of the team. Bobby Deol is the skipper while Shabbir Ahluwalia is the vice-captain.