The annual charity football match will be played between Indian cricketers (All Hearts FC) and Bollywood actors (All Stars FC) on 15th October 2017 from 7:00 pm at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai.
Virat’s charity The Virat Kohli Foundation and Abhishek Bachchan’s charity Playing for Humanity are behind this initiative.
MS Dhoni and Kohli’s football skills and their connection with the game are known to everyone. Kohli said that MS s preparing hard for the match as he said, “Dhoni bhai is very excited about the match. He is already planning and preparing tactics because we are not used to of playing football in big fields.”
Last year the match ended in a 2-2 draw, but one moment stole the show when Kohli and Dhoni along with Yuvraj Singh to do a Barcelona-style tiki-taka. It was a star-studded match as Virat’s All Heart XI featured Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin, while Abhishek’s Bachchan’s All Stars XI featured Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Dino Morea and Shoojit Sircar.
Virat’s XI could’ve lost the game if Rahul didn’t have scored a goal in last 10 minutes as the time was running out for Kohli’s XI, but Rahul became the savior for them which kept the scoreline equal till the end.
Kohli made the announcement of the game on his Facebook account, here is the post:
Come watch us and do your bit for charity! Make sure I can hear you cheer for ALL HEART FC!!!!