Kohli, Dhoni to play charity football match against Bollywood stars

Fans will witness an exciting battle between India\'s Test skipper Virat Kohli-led cricket stars and Abhishek Bachchan-led Bollywood celebrities.

Published: 02nd June 2016 03:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2016 03:26 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

MUMBAI: Fans will witness an exciting battle between India's Test skipper Virat Kohli-led cricket stars and Abhishek Bachchan-led Bollywood celebrities in a charity football match here on Saturday.

The match, termed as "Celebrity Classico 2016", will take place at the Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex, to generate funds for charitable initiatives in which Kohli and Bachchan are involved.

Virat will lead the All Heart Football Club, a property of The Virat Kohli Foundation. Bachchan is set to lead All Stars Football Club, run by his Playing for Humanity charitable organisation, in the match.

Apart from Kohli and India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, some of the country's top cricketers like Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, R. Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane will also be playing in the match.

Bachchan's team will include the likes of movie stars Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor and celebrated director Shoojit Sircar, among others.

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