While Abhishek Bachchan and his football team have already been involved in charity fundraiser matches, this time around, playing opposite them will be the team under the Virat Kohli foundation. Cricketers and Bollywood are collaborating for a friendly football match called Celebrity Clasico 2016, which will be held on June 4 in Andheri Sports Complex, suburban Mumbai.
Abhishek Bachchan’s All Stars Football Club consists of prominent names like Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Shoojit Sircar among others while the All Hearts Football Club headed by Kohli consists of some renowned cricketers like M S Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin among others. The aim of this match is to raise funds for the charitable causes which Virat Kohli Foundation and Playing for Humanity are working towards.
Besides this, Abhishek Bachchan’s football team will also lock horns with the politicians’ team for yet another charity initiative. Virat Kohli led All Hearts Football Club (AHFC), consisting of Indian cricket players, clashes with Abhishek Bachchan led All Stars Football Club (ASFC), composed of actors and prominent personalities associated with the film and television industries.
The match termed ‘Celebrity Classico 2016’ will take place at the Mumbai Football Arena, Andheri Sports Complex on Saturday. The match is held with the objective of raising funds for the foundations’ charitable initiatives as well as popularise the game of football among the Indian masses. Apart from Kohli and Dhoni, other cricketers said to be featuring in the game are Zaheer Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.