Bollywood actors take on cricketers in football for charity

NEW DELHI: Demonstrating their care for fellow Indians, film personalities led by Abhishek Bachchan took on a team of cricketers led by Virat Kohli in a charity football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in a charity football match at New Delhi over the weekend.

The All Heart Team of cricketers emerged victorious by 4-3 on Saturday night against the All Star team.

The funds raised from the match went to the Magic Bus foundation, which works for underprivileged children. Virat Kohli launched the team for his foundation ‘All Heart Football Club‘ against the All Stars Football Club.

The All Stars team was coached by former footballer Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chettri trained the All Heart Team.

Manoj Tiwari who scored two very important goals for his team was awarded man of the match.

"Indian cricketers are in a habit of winning matches with a scoreline of 4-0. We were scared we would get the same treatment, but all credit to our team especially Ranbir Kapoor for having fought so brilliantly against the cricketers," said Bachchan at the press conference after the match.

Talking about the team composition, vice-captain Ranbir Kapoor who was disappointed at having missed the penalty said they had been practising for over six months for the match.

"Everyone who was regularly practising with us today was given a chance to play. There is nothing to be ashamed of in losing 4-3 and it was an honour to step up and compete against the mighty cricketers," he said.

Talking about the prospect of arranging a revenge match, Abhishek said a few games were in the pipeline with talks doing the rounds that the two teams will square up again in Sikkim for Bhaichung Bhutia‘s foundation.

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